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Description - Towards a Federal Europe by Alexander H. Trechsel

An excellent new analysis of federalism and the EU that investigates their mutual impact. It shows how scholars of comparative politics increasingly include the EU among their cases when investigating the impact of federalism on key issues such as policy making. The last decade saw a new wave of scholarly publications hit the shores as research on federalism and on the EU came together. These emerging strands of research genuinely enrich our understanding of the EU and its politics. Despite this recent wave, the topic of federalism and the EU is still extremely fruitful. This volume contributes to the continuing debate at a moment in time when the EU is undergoing profound changes. It is structured around four interrelated dimensions: * the constitutional/theoretical dimension * the institutional vision * the party/citizens dimension * the policy dimension. This structure allows the reader to consecutively "funnel down" from the more theoretical and abstract levels to the more concrete policy oriented level.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415463881
ISBN-10: 0415463882
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alexander H. Trechsel

Alexander H. Trechsel is Professor of political science and holder of the Swiss Chair on Federalism and Democracy at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He is also co-director of the Research and Documentation Centre on Direct Democracy (c2d) and director of the e-Democracy Center (e-DC), both located at the University of Geneva. He is the co-author of Swiss politics. Continuity and Change in a Consensus-Democracy (with Hanspeter Kriesi, Cambridge University Press, in press) and recent articles in European Union Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Democratization, and Journal of European Public Policy.

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