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Comparing federal systems, Ronald L. Watts

Label
Comparing federal systems
Title
Comparing federal systems
Statement of responsibility
Ronald L. Watts
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • There is much that can be learned by Canadians from the experience of federations elsewhere. At present there are twenty-four federations in the world -- representing over forty per cent of the world's population -- comprising a variety of forms and variations. In this updated second edition Ronald Watts provides a clear analysis of the design and operation of a sample of federations chosen for their relevance to Canadian issues
  • Countries studied include the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, and Germany as examples of developed industrial societies; India and Malaysia as examples of multilingual and multicultural federations; Belgium and Spain as examples of emerging federal systems that illustrate bicommunal and asymmetrical approaches; and Czechoslovakia and Pakistan as examples of bicommunal federations that have failed. Watts compares the interaction of social diversity and political institutions, distribution of powers and finances, processes contributing to flexibility or rigidity in adjustment, extent of internal symmetry or asymmetry, degree of centralization and decentralization, character of representation in federal institutions, role of constitutions and courts, provisions for constitutional rights and secession, and pathology in federations
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Ronald L.
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC355
LC item number
.W38 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
  • Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal government
  • Comparative government
Label
Comparing federal systems, Ronald L. Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Institute of Intergovernmental Relations"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • distribution of finances
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in federations
  • The
  • representative institutions of federal governments
  • Constitutional supremacy in federations
  • Degrees of decentralization and non-centralization in federations
  • The
  • pathology of federations
  • Conclusions
  • Overview of contemporary federations
  • The
  • formation of federations
  • The
  • constituent units
  • The
  • distribution of authority in federations
  • The
Control code
192053161
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
xvi, 205 pages
Isbn
9781553391883
Lccn
2008428940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192053161
Label
Comparing federal systems, Ronald L. Watts
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Institute of Intergovernmental Relations"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • distribution of finances
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Symmetry and asymmetry in federations
  • The
  • representative institutions of federal governments
  • Constitutional supremacy in federations
  • Degrees of decentralization and non-centralization in federations
  • The
  • pathology of federations
  • Conclusions
  • Overview of contemporary federations
  • The
  • formation of federations
  • The
  • constituent units
  • The
  • distribution of authority in federations
  • The
Control code
192053161
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
xvi, 205 pages
Isbn
9781553391883
Lccn
2008428940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192053161

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