The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

by Ann Ward, Lee Ward

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This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world. The scope and range of the volume is unparalleled; it will provide the reader with a firm understanding of federalism as issues of federalism promise to play an ever more important role in shaping our world.

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ISBN-13: 9781409499152
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Dr Ann Ward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Classics and Political Science, Campion College at the University of Regina, Canada. Dr Lee Ward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Campion College at the University of Regina, Canada.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction to the volume, Ann Ward and Lee Ward; Part 1 Classical and Judeo-Christian Images of Federalism: Introduction to part 1; Nascent federalism and its limits in Ancient Greece: Herodotus and Thucydides, Ann Ward and Sara MacDonald; Before federalism? Thomas Aquinas, Jean Quidort and Nicolas Cusanus, Nicholas Aroney; The reformational legacy of theologico-political federalism, Shaun de Freitas and Andries Raath. Part 2 The Origins of Modern Federalism: Introduction to part 2; Johannes Althusius: between secular federalism and the religious state, Bettina Koch; Early Dutch and German federal theory: Spinoza, Hugo and Leibniz, Lee Ward; Montesquieu on federalism and the problem of liberty in the international system, Ann Ward and David S. Fott; Federalism and David Hume's perfect commonwealth, Will R.Jordan and Scott Yenor; Jean Jacques Rousseau and the case against (and for) federalism, Daniel E. Cullen; Kant and federalism, Joseph M. Knippenberg. Part 3 Federalism and the Early American Republic: Introduction to part 3; 'A system without a precedent': the federalism of the Federalist papers, Quentin Taylor; The anti-federalists and Tocqueville on federalism: lessons for today, David Lewis Schaefer; Thomas Jefferson's enlightenment idea of federalism, Peter McNamara; Tocqueville on federalism as an American accident, Peter Augustine Lawler; John C. Calhoun's federalism and its contemporary echoes, James Read; A more perfect union: secession, federalism and democracy in the words and actions of Lincoln, William Mathie. Part 4 European Federalism: Introduction to part 4; Confederation, federal state and federation: around Louis Le Fur, Guillaume Barrera; Looking into Medusa's eyes: Carl Schmitt on federalism, Nicolas Patrici; Alterio Spinelli and European federalism, Roberto Castaldi; Polyvalent federalism: Johannes Althusius to Edvard Kardelj and Titoism, Matthew McCullock; A 'European' federalism: from Alterio Spinelli to the EU Constitutional Treaty, Francesca Vassallo; From Laeken to Lisbon: Europe's experiment with constitutional federalism, Martyn de Bruyn. Part 5 Contemporary Theories of Federalism: Introduction to part 5; The covenant tradition of federalism: the pioneering studies of Daniel J. Elazar, Glenn A. Moots; William Riker's 'rationalist' federalism, Benjamin Kleinerman; Theories of fiscal federalism and the European experience, Alberto Majocchi; Postmodern federalism and sub-state nationalism, Greg Marchildon. Part 6 Regional Experiences of Federalism: Introduction to part 6; Federalism in Africa: an indigenous idea with a colonial history, Sara Jordan; Australian federalism: an innovation in constitutionalism, Haig Patapan; India: a model of cooperative federalism, Akhtar Majeed; Federalism: the Latin American experience, Julißn Durazo Hermann; Federalism or Islam? Ibn Khaldun on Islam and politics, Khalil Habib; The Rehnquist court and the 'new federalism', Jack Wade Nowlin; Conclusion, Ann Ward and Lee Ward; Index.

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