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Austrian Federalism in Comparative Perspective (Paperback)

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With its ambiguous mix of weak federalist and strong centralist elements, the Austrian constitutional architecture has been subject to conflicting interpretations and claims from its very beginning. The written 1920 constitution has been paralleled by informal rules and forces making up for the imbalance of power between national and subnational authorities. Understanding these inherent weaknesses, virtually all political actors involved are well aware that reforming the allocation of rights and duties between the different levels in the federal state is urgently needed. In recent years, several initiatives of recalibrating the system of power-sharing between the different levels of government have been initiated. So far progress has been modest, yet the reform process is still underway.The contributions to this volume shine a light on history, presence, and future aspects of the Austrian federal system from historical, juridical, economic, and political science perspective. The volume is also the first book in English ever devoted to the Austrian version of federalism.
Number of Pages: 273.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Austria + Hungary
Series Title: Contemporary Austrian Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Uno Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 50231706
UPC: 9781608011124
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-9385

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