Contributor: John Kincaid

Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Systems

The term “intergovernmental relations” suggests that aspect of federalism “as it is lived” in federations. Understanding the workings of these relations is key to mapping out healthy functioning – or lack thereof – of a federal system. This important comparative collection looks at the methods, structures, and modalities of interaction between twelve federations as well as the European Union, surveying how these interactions are structured.

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Courts In Federal Countries: Federalists or Unitarists

Courts are key players in the dynamics of federal countries since their rulings have a direct impact on the ability of governments to centralize and decentralize power. Courts in Federal Countries examines the role high courts play in thirteen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Nigeria, Spain, and the United States.

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Unity in Diversity: Learning from Each Other

The series draws on papers prepared for – the 4th International Conference on Federalism held Nov. 5—7 2007 in New Delhi, organized in partnership with the Inter-State Council Secretariat, Government of India.

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