Global Dialogue Publications

Book 1
Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries

Book 2
Distribution of Powers and Responsibilities in Federal Countries

Book 3
Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Governance in Federal Countries

Book 4
The Practice of Fiscal Federalism: Comparative Studies

Book 5
Foreign Relations in Federal Countries

Book 6
Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Systems

Book 7
Diversity and Unity in Federal Countries

 




Booklet 1
Diaogues on Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries

Booklet 2
Dialogues on Distribution of Powers and Responsibilities in Federal Countries

Booklet 3
Dialogues on Legislative, Executive and Judicial Governance in Federal Countries

Booklet 4
Dialogues on the Practice of Fiscal Federalism

Booklet 5
Dialogues on Foreign Relations in Federal Countries: Comparative Perspectives

Booklet 6
Dialogues on Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Countries

Booklet 7
Dialogues on Diversity and Unity in Federal Countries

Booklet 8
Dialogues on Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Systems

A Global Dialogue on Federalism, Volume 7

A Global Dialogue on Federalism, Volume 7: Forum book on diversity and unity in federal countries

Global Dialogue Book 7Diversity and Unity in Federal Countries is the seventh in the Global Dialogue on Federalism Series was recently published. Its aim is to educate and inform on the practices of the 12 countries selected for this study.

In Diversity and Unity, leading scholars and practitioners analyze the current political, socio-economic, spatial, and cultural diversity in the countries under consideration and delve into the role that social, historical, and political factors have had in shaping the balance of diversity and unity.

The authors assess the value placed on diversity by examining whether present institutional arrangements and public policies restrict or enhance diversity and address the future challenges of balancing diversity and unity in an increasingly populated and mobile world.

With the recent emergence of large-scale transnational migrant networks, diversity has become a central issue in domestic and international politics. Debates among academics, politicians, and the general public over the accommodation of diversity have revealed both challenges and opportunities for federal countries facing demands that minorities have equal rights, protection, and full participation in the public sphere.

Not all federal countries have the same configuration of diversity and different institutional responses and strategies can be observed in the twelve federal countries considered: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Nigeria, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States of America.

This book was edited by Luis Moreno and César Colino, and was published in July, 2010. Luis Moreno is a Research Professor at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain. César Colino is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain.