Defunct Federalisms: Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure
Emilian Kavalski, Magdalena Żółkoś
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Political Science - 206 pages
This comparative volume looks at the track record of several defunct federalisms to identify options that have been overlooked and decisions that precipitated the collapse. It argues that a comparison is crucial for suggesting the complex structures of identity accommodation in federal entities.
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