Multinational Federalism: Problems and Prospects

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorMichel Seymour, Alain-G Gagnon

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A collection of state of the art reflections by fourteen leading experts in the field of multinational federalism. Seymour and Gagnon have gathered contributions from philosophers, political scientists and jurists dealing with the accommodation of peoples in countries like Belgium, Canada, Europe, Great Britain, India and Spain.

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A collection of state of the art reflections by fourteen leading experts in the field of multinational federalism. Seymour and Gagnon have gathered contributions from philosophers, political scientists and jurists dealing with the accommodation of peoples in countries like Belgium, Canada, Europe, Great Britain, India and Spain.

MICHEL SEYMOUR Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montreal, Canada. His publications in English include The Plural States of Recognition (editor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and The Fate of the Nation-state (editor, 2004). He also co-edited Rethinking Nationalism, Supplementary Volume XXII of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.97 × 5.71 × 1.06 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Multinational Federalism: Questions and Queries; M.Seymour& A-G.Gagnon
PART I: THEORETICAL MATTERS
Multinational Federalism in Multinational Federation; M.Burgess
Three Theories of Liberalism for the Three Theories of Federalism. A Hegelian Turn; F.Requejo
What Theorists of Nationalism have to Learn from Multinational States; P.Resnick
PART II: THE EUROPEAN EXPERIMENT
The European Union, a Plurinational Federation in Sensu Cosmopolitico; H.Dumont
Reforging the Nation. Britain, Scotland and the Crisis of Unionism; M.Keating
The United Kingdom's Experiment in Asymmetric Autonomy, and the Lessons Learned; J.McGarry
Does Devolution Foster Separatism? The Case of Catalonia; M.Guibernau
Politics and Public Sphere in Belgium. What the Case of a Federal Multilingual Country can Contribute to the Debate on Transnational Public Spheres, and Vice Versa; D.Sinardet
PART III: OTHER CASE STUDIES
Asymmetry and Change in the Canadian Federation: The Limits of Political Accommodation in a Multination State; R.Iacovino & J.Erk
The Consequences of Drafting Constitutions for Constituent States in Federal Countries; J.Dinan
Should Indian Federalism Be Called Multinational?; R.Bhargava
Conclusion; M.Seymour& A-G.Gagnon