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Fiscal Federalism and Diversity Accommodation in Multilevel States: A Comparative Outlook

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  • Sheds light into the role that fiscal federalism plays in diversity accommodation in multilevel states
  • Integrates the discussion on the role of fiscal constitutions as a determinant
  • Explores the rationale and the managing of intergovernmental conflicts on finances
  • Is an open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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

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About this book

This open access edited book connects two strands of federal studies, fiscal federalism, and diversity accommodation, to answer two closely interrelated questions. The first of these is to what extent has the need to accommodate diversities determined financial relations and their evolution? The authors answer this question by conducting a thorough investigation of the types of diversity that drive such evolution. The second question is does fiscal federalism have a broadly positive or negative impact on the accommodation of diversities, by producing institutional solutions that either integrate a federal system or pull it apart?

Through contributions from experts in law, economics, and political science, the book uses a series of case studies to establish a theoretical framework for exploring the relationship between fiscal federalism and diversity accommodation. The authors lay the groundwork for a comparative study of this relationship in multilevel states.


Keywords

  • Fiscal federalism
  • Equalization
  • Diversity accommodation
  • Financial relations
  • Fiscal autonomy
  • Open Access

Reviews

​Scholars have focused heavily on the ability of federalism to both generateand solve territorial tensions, but far less on the key mechanism that
produces these contrasting outcomes. This book fills a critical gap in our
understanding. It offers us new insights from diverse regions into how
federal fiscal arrangements can both punish and reward territories and/or
minority groups.


Tracy Beck Fenwick, Australian National University.


This book breaks new ground by examining innovatively the dynamics
between fiscal federalism and diversity accommodation – how financial
arrangements can either enhance accommodation or exacerbate diversity.
The book makes an important contribution to federal studies at a time
when federal solutions to diversity challenges are much in demand.


Nico Steytler, University of the Western Cape

Editors and Affiliations

  • European Academy of Bozen, Bolzano, Italy

    Francisco Javier Romero Caro

  • Eurac Research, BOLZANO, Italy

    Alice Valdesalici

About the editors

Francisco Javier Romero Caro is Senior Researcher at Eurac Research’s Institute for Comparative Federalism, Italy.

Alice Valdesalici is Research Group Leader and Senior Researcher at Eurac Research’s Institute for Comparative Federalism, Italy.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Fiscal Federalism and Diversity Accommodation in Multilevel States: A Comparative Outlook

  • Editors: Francisco Javier Romero Caro, Alice Valdesalici

  • Series Title: Federalism and Internal Conflicts

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: EURAC Research 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-53758-5Due: 02 September 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-53761-5Due: 02 September 2025

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-53759-2Due: 02 September 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2946-5370

  • Series E-ISSN: 2946-5389

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 357

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour

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