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Emerging Federal Structures in the Post-Cold War Era

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Contributes to a much-needed update on the theoretical understanding of federalism in different countries

  • Examines how federalism as a theory has changed in the post-Cold War era

  • Covers the issues of evolution, functioning, and continued challenges of federations

Part of the book series: Federalism and Internal Conflicts (FEINCO)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Theoretical and Empirical Dimensions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 327-338

About this book

"This is a much-needed book on the dynamics of federalism. It puts the spotlight on countries that, on the fringe of traditional federal theory, are too often ignored. But if we want to understand how federalism works, then this is where the action is."

- Patricia Popelier, Professor of Law at the University of Antwerp, the Belgium, and Co-Promoter of the Centre of Excellence GOVTRUST

"Soeren Keil and Sabine Kropp have put together a collection of case studies on federal structures and practices that is both intelligent and insightful. It is intelligent because the wide selection of cases nevertheless is tightly organized around principles that distinguish federalism from the ubiquitous phenomenon of multilevel governance. It is insightful because the focus on federalism in the making helps putting to rest the idea of federalism as a static model of rigid constitutionalism."

-Thomas O. Hueglin, Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

This book conceives federalism not as a static institutional architecture, but as a dynamic formation always in flux. This may entail processes of federalization, but in some cases also lead to de-federalization. It looks at emerging federal structures worldwide and analyses federal structures: their emergence, operation and categorization. The contributors highlight that the “emergence” of these federal structures has multiple facets, from the recognition of ethnic diversity to the use of federalism as a tool of conflict resolution. Identifying and categorizing processes of federalization and defederalization in a variety of cases, the book provides much needed empirical and theoretical discussion on emerging federal structures and the changing nature of federalism in the post-Cold War era.

Soeren Keil is Academic Head of the International Research and Consulting Center of the Institute of Federalism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Sabine Kropp is Professor and Chair-Holder in German Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


Keywords

  • federal political systems
  • evolution into federal systems
  • ethnic diversity
  • federalism and conflict resolution
  • post-Cold War federations
  • federalisation in liberal democracies
  • federalisation and democratisation
  • emerging federal countries
  • federalisation processes
  • new models of federalism
  • power-sharing
  • federalism discourse
  • recentralisation
  • socialist federalism
  • ethnic federalism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

    Soeren Keil

  • Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Sabine Kropp

About the editors

Soeren Keil is Academic Head of the International Research and Consulting Center of the Institute of Federalism at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Sabine Kropp is Professor and Chair-Holder in German Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-93669-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)