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Defunct federalisms : critical perspectives on federal failure

Author: Emilian Kavalski; Magdalena Żółkoś
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Federalism studies.
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"This comparative volume looks at the track record of several defunct federalisms to identify options that have been overlooked and decisions that precipitated the collapse. By bringing together insights from the study of state failure and federal collapse, it argues that parallel assessment is crucial for suggesting the complex structures of identity accommodation in federal identities." "Ideal for advanced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emilian Kavalski; Magdalena Żółkoś
ISBN: 9780754649847 0754649849
OCLC Number: 227328083
Description: xiii, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Approaching the phenomenon of federal failure / Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos --
Dwelling separately: the Federation of the West Indies and the challenge of insularity / Amanda Sives --
The Pyrrhic victory of unitary statehood: a comparative analysis of the failed federal experiments in Ethiopia and Indonesia / Thomas Goumenos --
Partnership and paternalism: the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953-1963) / Tony King --
The games elites play: notes towards an elite-focused understanding of the failure of the Federal Republic of Cameroon (1961-1972) / Cyril Fegue --
The failed experiment with federalism in Pakistan (1947-1971) / Farhan Hanif Siddiqi --
The demonization of federalism in republican China / Steven Phillips --
The strategic roots of Arab federalism and its failure: transnational sovereign power issues, military rule, and Arab identity / Corri Zoli --
The failure of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1991): a story of contradictions, weaknesses, and tensions / Matt McCullock and Silvia Susnjic --
From the second best option to dissolution: instrumentality and identity in Czechoslovak federalism / Jan Ruzicka and Kamila Stullerova --
The Soviet people: the rise and fall of an ideological federalism / Ivan Gololobov --
Conclusions: whither defunct federalisms / Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos.
Series Title: Federalism studies.
Responsibility: edited by Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos.
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