Federalism and Territorial Cleavages

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Ugo M. Amoretti, Nancy Gina Bermeo, Professor of Politics Nancy Bermeo
JHU Press, 2004 - Political Science - 498 pages

One of the most vexing problems facing developing countries is how to integrate regions with different traditions and minority groups into a larger sovereignty. The failure to resolve this problem can lead to ongoing conflict, and such conflict has been seen to reemerge even in established states. Ugo M. Amoretti and Nancy Bermeo bring together a distinguished group of scholars to analyze the successes and failures of federalism in advanced industrial democracies, developing countries, and post-communist regimes. From these diverse examples the contributors and volume editors draw important lessons for all states that today face problems of government relating to territories and minorities.

Advanced industrial democracies studied in this volume include Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Spain. Cases of developing and post-communist states include India, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, and Nigeria. Chapters on individual states are supplemented by others on particular issues related to institutional design, such as the effects of different electoral systems, secession movements, and the limitations of the United States as a model.

Contributors: Ugo M. Amoretti, University of Genoa; Michele Penner Angrist, Union College; André Bäechtiger, University of Bern; Pablo Beramendi, Wissenschaftszentrum fur Sozialforschung Berlin; Nancy Bermeo, Princeton University; Valerie Bunce, Cornell University; Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Michael Keating, European University Institute and University of Aberdeen; Atul Kohli, Princeton University; Ferrán Requejo, Pompeu Fabra University; Richard Simeon, University of Toronto; Marc Smyrl, Denver International School; Jürg Steiner, University of Bern and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Alfred Stepan, Columbia University; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Princeton University; Ramón Maíz Suárez, University of Santiago de Compostela; Rotimi Suberu, University of Ibadan; Guillermo Trejo, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas; R. Kent Weaver, The Brookings Institution.

 

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Contents

Federalism and Territorial Cleavages
1
Territorial Cleavage Management
27
Hollowing the Center
55
Federalism Language and Regional Conflict
93
Pablo Beramendi and Ramón Máiz
123
and Territorial Cleavages
155
Political Institutions and the Mobilization
181
Challenging the Unitary State
201
of Ethnic Nationalism
281
under Dual Transitions
301
Rotimi T Suberu
327
Mobilization and Ethnoterritorial Conflict 19752000
355
and Prospects for Constructive Reform
387
The Communist and Postcommunist Experience
417
Alfred Stepan
441
Nancy Bermeo
457

Electoral Rules and Party Systems in Federations
227
Present Shortcomings
259
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274
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476
About the Contributors
483
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Ugo M. Amoretti is a lecturer in political science at the University of Genoa, Italy. Nancy Bermeo is a professor of politics at Princeton University.

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