A new major federalism study: Federalism as Decision-Making Changes in Structures, Procedures and Policies

Federalism in Decision Making
Federalism in Decision Making

This study was edited by Francesco Palermo and Elisabeth Alber

New Federalism Study Includes Forum Projects

A new major federalism study edited by Francesco Palermo and Elisabeth Alber from the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC) has been published by Brill / Nihoff (Leiden /Boston). The book entitled "Federalism as Decision-Making. Changes in Structures, Procedures and Policies” features two papers emanating from the Forum of Federation’s thematic programs:

• Alan Fenna from Curtin University in Perth and Felix Knüpling from the Forum of Federations contributed a paper on "Benchmarking as a New Mode of Coordination in Federal Systems”. This paper is one outcome of a multi-year comparative project run by the Forum on comparing performance monitoring systems in federal countries.

• The chapter "Federalism as Decision-Making: Security Structures, Procedures and Policies”, written by Christian Leupracht, Todd Hataley (both from the Royal Military College, Kingston) and Mario Kölling from the Gimenez Abad Foundation in Spain highlights first conclusions of the Forum of Federations thematic program "Public Security in Federal Countries”.

The book is the result of the 2013 IACFS conference, hosted by EURAC. More information at http://www.brill.com/products/book/federalism-decision-making and http://www.eurac.edu/en/research/autonomies/sfereg/network/Documents/Newsletter/SFERE_Newsletter-05.pdf.

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