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European Federalism between Integration and Separation
Edited by Andreas Heinemann-Grüder
282 pages, 1 map, 1 fig., 5 tables, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-57181-206-3 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 2002)
ISBN 978-1-57181-207-0 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (January 2002)
The conceptual uncertainty when dealing with processes of integration and disintegration in Europe is striking because traditional notions of the nation-state, constitutionalism, sovereignty, and federalism do not account for emerging realities in either Western or Eastern Europe.
This volume explores the complex inter-relationship between federal arrangements and their effects on integrating multi-ethnic societies in Europe, and takes stock of current debates on the effects of federalism on integration and disintegration in Eastern and Western Europe. For the first time federalism is addressed in a pan-European context and an attempt is made to look for remedies to overcome nationalism in both East and West within a federalist institutional framework.
Andreas Heinemann-Grüder is currently Senior Researcher at the Bonn International Center for Conversion and is Adjunct Professor for Political Science at the Humboldt University.
Subject: Postwar History
Area: Europe Germany
LC: JN15 .F386 2002
BISAC: POL010000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/History & Theory
BIC: JPHC Constitution: government & the state
Preface and Acknowledgements
SECTION I: FEDERALISM AND STATE FORMS
Chapter 1. Choosing a Federal Form of Governance for Europe
Douglas V. Verney
Chapter 2. Federal Arrangements, Negarchy, and International Security: The Philadelphia System and the European Union
Chapter 3. The European Union: Is It a Supranational State in the Making?
Gretchen M. MacMillan
Chapter 4. The European Union and the Democratic Deficit: The Emergence of an International Rechtsstaat?
James A. Caporaso
SECTION II: LESSONS FROM FAILED FEDERATIONS
Chapter 5. The Demise of Socialist Federations: Developmental Effects and Institutional Flaws of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia
Chapter 6. Fabricating Federalism in “Dayton Bosnia”: Political Development and Future Options
Lenard J. Cohen
Chapter 7. Why Did Russia Not Break Apart? Legacies, Actors, and Institutions in Russia’s Federalism
Chapter 8. A Confederation in the Making? Means, Ends, and Prospects of the Commonwealth of Independent States
SECTION III: NATIONAL APPROACHES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Chapter 9. East Meets West: Cultural Reconfigurations of National Identities in Post-1989 Europe
Chapter 10. New and Old Regions in European and Global Political Economies
Chapter 11. Federalism Doomed? Institutional Implications of European Union Enlargement
About the Authors
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