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Comparative Territorial Politics

Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom

Federalism and Devolution Compared

Editors: Keating, Michael, Laforest, Guy (Eds.)

  • Contributes to our understanding of constitutional and political developments taking place in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Ensures a genuinely comparative approach by taking the two countries together in each case
  • Places the study of devolution in the United Kingdom, particularly in Scotland, in a much-needed comparative context
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About this book

This book compares the constitutional politics in Canada and the United Kingdom – two complex, multilevel, plurinational states. While the former is federal and the latter a devolved state, the logic of both systems is similar: to combine unity with diversity. Both are facing similar challenges in a world marked by spatial rescaling, international interdependence and economic and social change. The contributors chart these challenges and the responses of the two countries, covering the meanings of federalism and devolution; the role of the courts; fiscal equalization; welfare; party politics; reform by popular referendum and citizen assemblies; and intergovernmental relations. The book will be of interest to students of federalism and multilevel government, state transformation territorial politics on both sides of the Atlantic.

About the authors

Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen, UK, and Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change. He has taught at universities in Canada and the UK as well as the USA, Spain, Italy and France.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British Academy, the Academy of Social Science and the European Academy.

Guy Laforest is Professor of Political Science at Université Laval, in Québec City, Québec, Canada. He has taught at universities across Canada, in the United States and in Spain. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and President of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Federalism and Devolution: The UK and Canada

    Keating, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Intergovernmental Relations in Canada and the United Kingdom

    Anderson, George (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Constitutional Jurisprudence on Federalism and Devolution in UK and Canada

    Brouillet, Eugénie (et al.)

    Pages 47-77

  • Canadian and Scottish Fiscal Federal Arrangements: Taxation and Welfare Spending

    Bell, David (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • Inequality, Redistribution and Decentralization in Canada and the United Kingdom

    Banting, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 105-133

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58074-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58073-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom
Book Subtitle
Federalism and Devolution Compared
Editors
  • Michael Keating
  • Guy Laforest
Series Title
Comparative Territorial Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58074-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58074-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58073-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 194
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics