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.
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.
The Forum of Federations is pleased to launch “Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries” edited by Klaus Detterbeck, Wolfgang Renzsch and John Kincaid.
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.
As the world copes with COVID-19, federations are no exception. In a new series, practitioners and experts from around the world will share perspectives on how federalism has shaped their country’s pandemic response. The authors will also examine possible future implications of the crisis on the governance system.
An authoritative comparative analysis of the constitutions of twelve diverse federal countries.