These lively, timely, and accessible dialogues on federal systems provide a comparative snapshot of each topic and include comparative analyses, glossaries of country-specific terminology, and a timeline of major constitutional events. Countries considered include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Whether you are a student or teacher of federalism, working in the field of federalism, or simply interested in the topic, these booklets will prove to be an insightful, brief exploration of the topic at hand in each of the featured countries.
Booklet 6 explores the topic of local government and metropolitan regions and provides a comparative snapshot of how power is distributed in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
Raoul Blindenbacher (Forum of Federations), Martin Burgi (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany), Luis Cesar (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Jaap de Visser (University of Western Cape, South Africa), Habu Galadima (University of Jos, Nigeria), Sol Garson (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Boris Graizbord (National College of Mexico, Mexico), Rakesh Hooja (HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration and Principal Secretary to Government, India), Andreas Kiefer (European Affairs Office of the Land Salzburg, Austria), Andreas Ladner (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, Switzerland), George Mathew (Institute of Social Sciences, India), Thomas Minger (Conference of Cantonal Governments, Switzerland), Mike Pagano (University of Illinois at Chicago, United States), Chandra Pasma (Forum of Federations), Graham Sansom (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), Franz Schausberger, Salzburg University, Austria), Nico Steytler (University of Western Cape, South Africa), Francisco Velasco Caballero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain), and Robert Young (University of Western Ontario, Canada).