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Comparative Federalism

Le fédéralisme dans une perspective comparative

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Dietmar Braun
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2008 -> 2010

No timetable defined.


Spring semester
4 hours per week
56 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


Federalism or the territorial division of powers is often said to be a very important dimension that explains the quality of democracy, the effectiveness of public policies and also the capacity to integrate population groups, above all in heterogeneous societies. The teaching course will treat the explanatory value of federalism on these three dimensions by analysing the particularities of federal states vis-à-vis unitary states. In addition, it will develop a better understanding of structures, processes and problems by means of a comparison of different types of federalism. The European Union will serve to discuss the more recent debate on "multi-level governance", which also integrates the territorial division of powers dimension.

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