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The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism

Edited by: Ann Ward , Lee Ward

Print publication date:  August  2009
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754671312
eBook ISBN: 9781315612966
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043454

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This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world. It provides a range of interpretations and integrates theoretical and practical aspects of federalism studies more fully than is usually the case. The volume identifies and examines nascent conceptions of the federal idea in ancient and medieval history and political thought before considering the roots of modern federalism in the ideas of a number of important European political theorists of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The contributors focus on the development and institutionalization of the principle of federalism in the American Republic and examine the historical development and central policy debates surrounding European federalism. The final sections investigate contemporary debates about theories of federalism and regional experiences of federalism in a global context including Africa, India, Australia, the Middle East, and North and South America. The scope and range of this volume is unparalleled; it will provide the reader with a firm understanding of federalism as issues of federalism promise to play an ever more important role in shaping our world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to the Volume Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Nascent Federalism and its Limits in Ancient Greece: Herodotus and Thucydides Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Before Federalism? Thomas Aquinas, Jean Quidort and Nicolas Cusanus  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Reformational Legacy of Theologico-political Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Johannes Althusius: Between Secular Federalism and the Religious State Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Early Dutch and German Federal Theory: Spinoza, Hugo, and Leibniz Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Montesquieu on Federalism and the Problem of Liberty in the International System: Ancient Virtue and the Modern Executive Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Federalism and David Hume’s Perfect Commonwealth Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Case against (and for) Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kant and Federalism  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  “A System Without a Precedent”: The Federalism of the Federalist Papers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Antifederalists and Tocqueville on Federalism: Lessons for Today Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment Idea of Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Tocqueville on Federalism as an American Accident Download PDF
Chapter  15:  John C. Calhoun’s Federalism and its Contemporary Echoes Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A More Perfect Union: Secession, Federalism, and Democracy in the Words and Actions of Lincoln Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Confederation, Federal State, and Federation: Around Louis Le Fur Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Looking into Medusa’s Eyes: Carl Schmitt on Federalism  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Altiero Spinelli and European Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Polyvalent Federalism: Johannes Althusius to Edvard Kardelj and Titoism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A “European” Federalism: From Altiero Spinelli to the EU Constitutional Treaty Download PDF
Chapter  22:  From Laeken to Lisbon: Europe’s Experiment with Constitutional Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Covenant Tradition of Federalism: The Pioneering Studies of Daniel J. Elazar Download PDF
Chapter  24:  William Riker’s “Rationalist” Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Theories of Fiscal Federalism and the European Experience Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Postmodern Federalism and Sub-State Nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Federalism in Africa: An Indigenous Idea with a Colonial History Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Australian Federalism: An Innovation in Constitutionalism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  India: A Model of Cooperative Federalism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Federalism: The Latin American Experience Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Federalism or Islam? Ibn Khaldun on Islam and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Rehnquist Court and the “New Federalism” Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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