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.
Capital cities are unique because they are not only the seat of the national governments, but also serve as the host of national institutions – legislative buildings, museums, arts centres – for which federal governments are responsible.
The Governance of Metropolitan Regions – European and Global Experiences is the result of a joint seminar of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union and the Forum of Federations organized in Brussels in June 2011.
The Forum in collaboration with the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa has published The Unimagined Canadian Capital: Challenges for the Federal Capital Region (ed) Rupak Chattopadhyay and Gilles Paquet. The publication is the outcome of a colloquium held on January 28-29, 2011. The colloquium gathered some thirty experts and practitioners to reflect on the challenges facing Canada’s federal capital region. A particular focus lies on issues such as trans-border integration, governance and financing the capital region and on the ways these concerns might best be met. The publication aims to inspire discussions by the governing institutions of the federal capital region and the citizens of Canada locally and nationally. It attempts to identify promising avenues to improve the structure and performance of the federal capital region
Booklet 9 explores the patterns of mutual interaction between political parties and federal institutions in the following twelve federal countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States. Contributors examine the multi-level structures of electoral competition and the vertical linkages of state-wide party organizations in their country, as well as processes of government formation and the coordination of public policies across territorial levels via party channels.
These lively, timely, and accessible dialogues on federal systems provide the reader with highlights of each topic, serving as an entry point to the corresponding book, which offers a more in depth, comprehensive exploration of the theme. Whether you are a student or teacher of federalism, working in the field of federalism, or simply interested in the theme, these booklets are an insightful and informative analysis of the topic at hand in each of the featured countries.