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The Federal Idea

Essays in Honour of Ronald L. Watts

by (author) Thomas J. Courchene, John Allan, Christian Leuprecht & Nadia Verrelli

McGill-Queen's University Press
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Dec 2011
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The first section, Celebrating Ron Watts, assesses Ronald Watts' academic contributions to the study of federalism (including comparative federalism) as well as his important role as an advisor to federations across the globe. The second section, The Federal Idea: Concepts, explores different perspectives on federalism, both constitutional and citizen-related, and assesses the successes and failures of the federal idea. The final section, The Federal Idea: Practice, addresses a range of policies and practices in individual federations. In addition to case studies, the contributors deal with such issues as fiscal federalism, intergovernmental relations, federalism in the European Union, Scottish devolution, and the differing approaches to upper chambers.

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Thomas J. Courchene is Jarislowsky-Deutsch Professor and director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, at Queen's University and senior scholar, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Montreal. John R. Allan is the associate director of the I

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Christian Leuprecht is Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership in the Department of Political Science and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada, Director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, and Adjunct Research Professor in the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University.

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Nadia Verrelli is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Laurentian University and a research associate at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations.

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