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Federalizing Europe? : the costs, benefits, and preconditions of federal political systems

Author: Joachim Jens Hesse; Vincent Wright
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Nuffield European studies.
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The constitutional and institutional development of the European Union, and federalism in particular, are widely and intensively debated. The issue of federalism has proved to be divisive and misunderstood. This book provides a critical reappraisal of the political, economic, and socio-cultural potential of current federal political-institutional arrangements. It includes both an analysis of their necessary
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joachim Jens Hesse; Vincent Wright
ISBN: 0198279922 9780198279921
OCLC Number: 32552105
Description: viii, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Joachim Jens Hesse and Vincent Wright --
2. European Federalism: The Lessons of Past Experience / William H. Riker --
3. The Political Theory of Federalism: The Relevance of Classical Approaches / Murray Forsyth --
4. The Constitutional Arrangements of Federal Systems: A Sceptical View from the Outside / Cheryl Saunders --
5. The Political Dimension, German Practice, and the European Perspective / Uwe Leonardy --
6. An Economic Perspective / Dieter Biehl --
7. The Cultural Dimension / Peter M. Leslie --
8. German Federalism and the Challenge of Unification / Gerhard Lehmbruch --
9. Austria: Has the Federation become Obsolete? / Reinhard Rack --
10. Switzerland: The Model in Need of Adaptation? / Daniel Thurer --
11. Spain: A Federation in the Making? / Juan Jose Solozabal --
12. The Reform of the Belgian State / Robert Senelle --
13. From the USSR to the Commonwealth of Independent States: Confederation or Civilized Divorce? / Stephan Kux.
Series Title: Nuffield European studies.
Responsibility: edited by Joachim Jens Hesse and Vincent Wright.
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