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Constitutional policy in multilevel government : the art of keeping the balance

Author: Arthur BenzDominic HeinzEike-Christian HornigAndrea Fischer-HotzelJörg KemmerzellAll authors
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Transformations in governance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government' compares processes of constitutional reform in federal and regionalised states. Based on a theoretical framework emphasising the relevance of negotiations in parliamentary, intergovernmental, and societal arenas, it identifies conditions for successful reforms and explains the consequences of failed reforms.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Benz, Arthur.
Constitutional policy in multilevel government.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)935983356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Benz; Dominic Heinz; Eike-Christian Hornig; Andrea Fischer-Hotzel; Jörg Kemmerzell; Bettina Petersohn
ISBN: 9780191827754 0191827754 9780191089817 0191089818
OCLC Number: 959949592
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 270 pages .).
Contents: Cover; Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: The Art of Keeping the Balance; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1: Introduction; 2: Theoretical Framework and Research Design; 2.1 The Constitutional Problem of Multilevel Government; 2.1.1 Balancing Power-Enabling Change; 2.1.2 Varieties of the Constitutional Problem in Federal and Regionalized Governments; 2.2 Constitutional Policy as Mechanism of Change; 2.2.1 State of Research: Theories of Constitutional Change and Empirical Evidence. 2.2.2 Mechanisms: Constitutional Policy as Joint Decision-making2.2.3 Outcomes: Patterns of Constitutional Dynamics; 2.3 Research Design and Method; 3: Constitutional Problems and Reform Agendas in Federal and Regionalized States; 3.1 Problems of Performance in Federal States; 3.2 Problems of Integration in Federal States; 3.3 Problems of Performance in Regionalized States; 3.4 Problems of Integration in a Regionalizing State; 3.5 Constitutional Problems and Political Dynamics; 4: Patterns of Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government: Case Studies. 4.1 Integrated Federal States Addressing Performance Problems4.1.1 Switzerland: The Renewal of Fiscal Equalization and Allocation of Powers (1994-2008); 4.1.2 Germany: Reform of Federalism I and II (2003-9); 4.1.3 Austria: The Austrian Convention (2003-5); 4.2 Federal States Confronted by Integration Problems; 4.2.1 Canada: The Charlottetown Process (1990-2); 4.2.2 Belgium: The Fifth State Reform (1999-2001); 4.2.3 Spain: The Third Round of Reform of Autonomy Statutes (2004-10); 4.3 Regionalized States Addressing Performance Problems. 4.3.1 Italy: The Reform of Title V of the Constitution (1997-2001)4.3.2 France: Decentralization Act II (2000-4); 4.4 A Regionalized State Confronted by Integration Problems; 4.4.1 Great Britain: Devolution (1989-2006); 4.4.2 Devolution in Scotland; 4.4.3 Devolution in Wales; 4.4.4 Patterns of Devolution; 4.5 Summary; 5: Ratification and Ratification Failure: The Impact of Amendment Rules; 5.1 Rules of Constitutional Amendment and Veto-players; 5.2 Coupling of Constitutional Negotiation and Ratification; 5.3 Ratification Processes in Selected Cases of Reform; 5.4 Impact of Ratification Rules. 5.5 Summary6: Constitutional Reform and Implicit Change; 6.1 Constitutional Change Following Ratification Failure: The Case of Canada; 6.2 Ineffective Constitutional Negotiations and Implicit Change: The Case of Germany; 6.3 Implicit Constitutional Change and Balance of Power; 6.4 Summary; 7: Explaining Success and Failure of Constitutional Policy; 7.1 Method of Comparative Analysis; 7.2 Conditions of Successful Constitutional Policy; 7.2.1 Modifiable Conditions: The Organization of Constitutional Reform Processes; 7.2.2 Given Conditions: The Political and Situational Context; 8: Conclusions.
Series Title: Transformations in governance.
Responsibility: Arthur Benz ; in cooperation with Dominic Heinz, Eike-Christian Hornig, Andrea Fischer-Hotzel, Jörg Kemmerzell, and Bettina Petersohn.

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'Constitutional Policy in Multilevel Government' compares processes of constitutional reform in federal and regionalised states. Based on a theoretical framework emphasising the relevance of negotiations in parliamentary, intergovernmental, and societal arenas, it identifies conditions for successful reforms and explains the consequences of failed reforms.

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