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Constitutional politics and the territorial question in Canada and the United Kingdom : federalism and devolution compared

Author: Michael Keating; Guy Laforest
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Series: Comparative territorial politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book compares the constitutional politics in Canada and the United Kingdom - two complex, multilevel, plurinational states. While the former is federal and the latter a devolved state, the logic of both systems is similar: to combine unity with diversity. Both are facing similar challenges in a world marked by spatial rescaling, international interdependence and economic and social change. The contributors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Keating; Guy Laforest
ISBN: 9783319580746 3319580744
OCLC Number: 1001433823
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom; Preface; Contents; Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Federalism and Devolution: The UK and Canada ; Introduction; Devolution and Federalism; Plurinational Federalism; Hierarchy and Cooperation; Competitive Federalism; Social Solidarity; Reforming Federalism and Devolution; Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces; References; Chapter 2 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada and the United Kingdom ; Introduction; IGR in Canada; Political Institutions and Forums; Making Policy. Implementing ArrangementsIGR in the UK; Path Dependence: IGR and Devolution's Backstory; Joint Ministerial Committees and Other Forums; Bilateral Relations with the Devolved Governments; Patterns and Prospects; Similarities and Contrasts; Similarities; Contrasts; References; Chapter 3 Constitutional Jurisprudence on Federalism and Devolution in UK and Canada ; Introduction; The Constitutional Frameworks; Role of the Courts: Canadian Federalism; Contrasting Perspectives on Federalism; General Statements; The Approach to Interpretation of the Text of the Constitution; Specific Doctrines. Role of the Courts: ScotlandThe Cases; Reasons for Comparative Lack of Litigation; The Approach of the Courts to Interpretation of Devolved Powers; The Future and Conclusions; Canada; Scotland; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 Canadian and Scottish Fiscal Federal Arrangements: Taxation and Welfare Spending ; Introduction; Inter-Governmental Fiscal Arrangements in Canada and the UK; Canada; Intergovernmental Tax Issues in Canada and the UK; Canada; Personal Income Tax; The UK; Consumption Taxes; Individual Transfers and Welfare Benefits; Scotland; Conclusion; References. Chapter 5 Inequality, Redistribution and Decentralization in Canada and the United Kingdom Introduction; Inequality, Redistribution and Decentralization: The Debates; The Drivers of Decentralization; The Redistributive Consequences of Decentralization; Inequality and Decentralisation in Canada; Did Inequality Drive Demands for Decentralization?; The Provincial Responses: Redistribution at the Regional Level; Inequality and Decentralization in United Kingdom; Did Inequality Drive Demands for Decentralization?; Devolution, Inequality and Social Welfare; Conclusions; References. Chapter 6 Party Systems and Party Competition Introduction; Patterns of Party Competition and Voting in the UK and Canada; Parties and Voter Behaviour: Integrative Dynamics in Multi-level Systems; Cleavage Structure and Party System Patterns in Canada at the Provincial and Federal Level; Cleavage Structure and Party System Patterns in the UK; Voter Behaviour in Canada: The Breakdown of the Second Order Model?; Canada: Territorial Strategy; Voter Behaviour in the UK: The Emergence of Dual Voting; Territorial Dispersion of the Vote in the UK and Canada.
Series Title: Comparative territorial politics.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Keating and Guy Laforest.

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