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Federalism Doomed?

European Federalism between Integration and Separation

Edited by Andreas Heinemann-GrĂ¼der

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)


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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

BL: YC.2006.a.10015

BISAC: POL010000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/History & Theory

BIC: JPHC Constitution: government & the state




Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction
Andreas Heinemann-Grüder

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
Francis Campbell

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
Jim Seroka

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
Andreas Heinemann-Grüder

Chapter 8. A Confederation in the Making? Means, Ends, and Prospects of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Mark Webber

SECTION III: NATIONAL APPROACHES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Chapter 9. East Meets West: Cultural Reconfigurations of National Identities in Post-1989 Europe
Willfried Spohn

Chapter 10. New and Old Regions in European and Global Political Economies
Henry Teune

Chapter 11. Federalism Doomed? Institutional Implications of European Union Enlargement
Michael Kreile

Bibliography
About the Authors
Index

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