French Overseas: New Caledonia and French Polynesia in the Framework of Asymmetrical Federalism and Shared Sovereignty
New Caledonia and French Polynesia are not only the most remote parts of the French Republic — as seen from Paris — they also represent the most developed case of autonomy within the French Constitutional setting. Their autonomy justifies the use of concepts like federalism and shared sovereignty, which seem extremely paradoxical for a country that is usually perceived as a prototype of unitary state with uniform legislation.
KeywordsJudicial Review Territorial Unit French Government High Commissioner Constitutional Amendment
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