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A research agenda for federalism studies, edited by John Kincaid

A research agenda for federalism studies, edited by John Kincaid
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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A research agenda for federalism studies
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edited by John Kincaid
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Elgar research agendas
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. This timely and insightful Research Agenda for Federalism Studies brings together comparative reflections from leading scholars across five continents on the past, present and future of federalism research. Addressing the research needs of federalism studies around the world, contributors focus on political theory, constitutionalism, self-rule, gender, diversity and conflict resolution, as well as challenges for federalism in Africa, Asia and Europe, to identify contemporary research lacunae and seek out new directions for investigation. In a world where more than 40 percent of the world's people live in federal systems, this impressive book provides accessible guidance through a profuse and complex research terrain. This rich source of ideas and research pathways offers critical insight for graduate students of political science and comparative government, as well as senior scholars seeking fresh perspectives on federalism studies. Contributors include: N. Aroney, J. Bednar, H. Bhattacharyya, P. Dardanelli, J. Dinan, A. Fenna, A.-G. Gagnon, T.O. Hueglin, S. Keil, J. Kincaid, A. Lecours, S. Mueller, F. Palermo, C. Saunders, N. Steytler, A. Tremblay, A. Valdesalici, J. Vickers
Table Of Contents
Contents: Introduction to a research agenda for federalism studies / John Kincaid -- 1. Federalism and political theory: a case of mutual neglect? / Thomas O. Hueglin -- 2. Federalism theory: the boundary problem, robustness and dynamics / Jenna Bednar -- 3. Federalism and constitutionalism: challenges presented by dominant conceptions of the unitary state / Cheryl Saunders -- 4. Subnational constitutions: a research agenda / John Dinan -- 5. Federalism and courts: research avenues / Nicholas Aroney -- 6. What hope for comparative federalism? / Alan Fenna -- 7. The peregrinations of fiscal federalism: past, present and future of a research agenda / Alice Valdesalici -- 8. De/centralization / Paolo Dardanelli -- 9. The gender-and-federalism research field: past, present and future / Jill Vickers -- 10. Federalism and diversity: a new research agenda / Alain-G. Gagnon and Arjun Tremblay -- 11. Federalism and nationalism / AndreÌ Lecours -- 12. Federalism as a tool of conflict resolution / Soeren Keil -- 13. Federalism and the politics of shared rule / Sean Mueller -- 14. Non-centralism in Africa: In search of the federal idea / Nico Steytler -- 15. Federalism in Asia: beyond the diversity problematic / Harihar Bhattacharyya -- 16. Federalism and the European Union: Asymmetry, policies and some recurring federal dilemmas / Francesco Palermo -- Index

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