Studies in territorial and cultural diversity governance ; 11. Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2018, ISBN ; 9789004353312.
The principal aim of this book is to revisit the basic theme of "unity and diversity" that remains at the heart of research into federalism and federation. It is time to take another look at its contemporary relevance to ascertain how far the bifocal relationship between unity and diversity has evolved over the years and has been translated into changing conceptual lenses, practical reform proposals and in some cases new institutional practices. This book is structured around four main parts: (1) the evolving conception of diversity over time and across continents; (2) the interplay between unity and diversity in complex settings; (3) federalism as decision-making and new institutional practices that have been put forward and tested; and (4) constitutional design and asymmetrical federalism as a way to respond to legitimate and insisting claims and political demands.
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Front Matter Copyright Contents Acknowledgements Figures and Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction The Evolving Conception of Diversity "!ke e: /xarra //ke": Old Diversities and New Responses in the Quest for Unity in South Africa / Jaap de Visser and Nico Steytler Federalism and the Evolving Conceptions of Unity and Diversity in Ethiopia / Assefa Fiseha Empowerment and Exclusion: The story of two African federations / Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha Accommodating National Minorities in Federal Switzerland - Old Concepts Meet New Realities / Eva Maria Belser Interplay Between Unity and Diversity The Canadian Constitution and the Metaphor of the Living Tree / Eugénie Brouillet and Alain-G. Gagnon Interplay of Unity and Diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina In-Between Uniformity and Division / Dejan Vanjek Is there Unity in Brazil's Political Diversity? / Tracy Beck Fenwick Political Unity and Economic Diversity in the Argentine Federation / Miguel Angel Asensio Unity and Diversity in Italy (Partially) Asymmetric Regionalism in Light of Contemporary Constitutional Reform / Paolo Colasante Federalism as Decision-Making and New Institutional Practices Diversity Accommodation as a Strategy of National Unity: The Case of Canada / James Bickerton The Evolution of European Union Citizenship between Unity and Diversity / Gabriella Saputelli Constitutional Design and Asymmetrical Federalism Diversity-Induced Centralization in American Federalism with Asymmetrical Accommodations of Territorial Diversity / John Kincaid Of Tribes and Territories: Asymmetry in American Federalism / G. Alan Tarr How Unity and Diversity Affect Political Asymmetries of Indigenous Groups in Federations: Heterogenous Institutional Practices in Australia, Canada, and the United States / Shane Day Asymmetrical Federalism in India: Promoting Secession or Accommodating Diversity? / Rekha Saxena Reconciling Liberal Democracy, Nationalism and Political Divorce / Marc Sanjaume-Calvet Hegemonic or Shared Autonomy? Two Approaches and Their Implications for Constitutional Design / Karl Kössler The "Ping-Pong"-Power: Deviant State Legislation in Germany / Hans-Peter Schneider English or French? Disputes in Switzerland over Federal Competence in Teaching Languages / Peter Hänni Conclusion: Conceptual, Theoretical and Empirical Reflections / Michael Burgess Back Matter General Index.
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Print version: Revisiting Unity and Diversity in Federal Countries: Changing Concepts, Reform Proposals and New Institutional Realities Leiden, Boston : Brill | Nijhoff, 2018,