Defunct Federalisms: Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure

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Emilian Kavalski, Magdalena Żłkoś
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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Contents

The Federation of the West Indies and
17
A Comparative Analysis
31
The Federation of Rhodesia
47
The Failed Experiment with Federalism in Pakistan 19471971
71
The Demonization of Federalism in Republican China
87
Transnational
103
Instrumentality
129
The Rise and Fall of an Ideological Federalism
145
Whither Defunct Federalisms
157
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173
Index
201
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Emilian Kavalski is Associate Professor of Global Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University (Sydney). He is currently working on (i) the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors; and (ii) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions. Emilian contends that in both these areas the application of Complexity Thinking has important implications for the way global life is approached, explained, and understood. At the same time, these research foci sketch a prolegomenon to the conceptual contexts of theory-building and policy-making intent on facilitating economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable. Magdalena Zolkos is the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Canada.

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