The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain

Author: Alberto López - Basaguren
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642277179
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Territorial autonomy in Spain has reached a crossroads. After over thirty years of development, the consensus regarding its appropriateness has started to crumble. The transformation project embodied by the reform of Statute of Catalonia (2006) has failed to achieve its most significant demands. Although the concept of Spain as a Federation is disputed -more within the country than beyond-, the evolution of the Spanish system needs to follow a markedly federalist path. In this perspective, reference models assume critical importance. This edition gathers the works of a broad group of European, American and Spanish experts who analyse the present-day challenges of their respective systems. The objective, thus, is to contribute ideas which might help to address the evolution of the Spanish system in the light of the experience of more established Federations. This second volume focuses its attention on the difficulties and challenges faced in two particular fields. On the one hand, the field of intergovernmental relations and, on the other, questions related to the integration and acknowledgement of diversity and of Fundamental Rights, with special reference to the cases of Canada and Spain. Finally, there is analysis of other specific aspects of the system of territorial autonomy in Spain.

The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain

Author: Alberto López - Basaguren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642277160
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Territorial autonomy in Spain has reached a crossroads. After over thirty years of development, the consensus regarding its appropriateness has started to crumble. The transformation project embodied by the reform of Statute of Catalonia (2006) has failed to achieve its most significant demands. Although the concept of Spain as a Federation is disputed -more within the country than beyond-, the evolution of the Spanish system needs to follow a markedly federalist path. In this perspective, reference models assume critical importance. This edition gathers the works of a broad group of European, American and Spanish experts who analyse the present-day challenges of their respective systems. The objective, thus, is to contribute ideas which might help to address the evolution of the Spanish system in the light of the experience of more established Federations. This second volume focuses its attention on the difficulties and challenges faced in two particular fields. On the one hand, the field of intergovernmental relations and, on the other, questions related to the integration and acknowledgement of diversity and of Fundamental Rights, with special reference to the cases of Canada and Spain. Finally, there is analysis of other specific aspects of the system of territorial autonomy in Spain.

Claims for Secession and Federalism

Author: Alberto López-Basaguren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319597078
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This volume, incorporating the work of scholars from various parts of the globe, taps the wisdom of the Westphalian (and post-Westphalian) world on the use of federalism and secession as tools for managing regional conflict. The conversation has scarcely been more important than it is right now, especially in light of recent events in Catalonia, Scotland, Québec, and the Sudan - all unique political contexts raising similar questions about how best to balance competing claims for autonomy, interdependence, political voice, and exit. Exploring how various nations have encountered like conflicts, some more and some less successfully, promises to broaden the perspectives of scholars, government officials, and citizens struggling to resolve sovereignty conflicts with full appreciation for the underlying principles they represent.

Minority Accommodation Through Territorial and Non Territorial Autonomy

Author: Tove H. Malloy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198746660
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For centuries autonomy has been a public policy tool used to provide stability and cohesion to multicultural societies. Examining case studies on non-territorial autonomy arrangements in comparison with territorial autonomy examples, this book informs both design and decision making on managing diversity.

Autonomy and Self Determination

Author: Peter Hilpold
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788111710
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Europe has reached a crisis point, with the call for self-determination and more autonomy stronger than it ever has been. In this book, renowned international lawyers give a detailed account of the present state of international law regarding self-determination and autonomy.Autonomy and Self-determination offers readers both an overview of the status quo of legal discussions on the topic and an identification of the most important elements of discussion that could direct future legal developments in this field. This is done through the examination of key issues in abstract and in relation to specific cases such as Catalonia, Italy and Scotland. The book extends past a simple assessment of issues of autonomy and self-determination according to a traditional legal viewpoint, and rather argues that utopian international law ideas are the breeding ground for norms and legal institutions of the future.This insightful book will be an invaluable read for international lawyers and political science scholars. It provides a clear, yet detailed, analysis of the issues Europe is facing regarding autonomy and self-determination in the face of historical context, also making it a useful tool for European history scholars.

Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy

Author: Annemarie Profanter
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527512894
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The current societal and social reality in Europe is undergoing far-reaching changes due to the phenomenon of migration. Educational policy and pedagogical practice play a key role in the academic support of immigrant children in schools. In this volume, the connections between societal change and educational issues in relation to two southern European nations, Spain and Italy, are analyzed. The stories of intercultural communication and integration of these two case studies focus on five themes: linguistic diversity, the performance gap, teacher training programs and school culture, the role of music education in multicultural and multilingual contexts, and the development of a supranational education as an improvement for multicultural education. The volume is of particular relevance for educational researchers, as well as for the interested general reader. It takes the reader to public and private entities in Italy and Spain, where intercultural education is part of societal discourse, and serves as a sounding board for the discussion of developments in other parts of Europe with similar demographics.

K steningenieurwesen

Author: Birgitt Brinkmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642014086
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Ein ansteigender Meeresspiegel, Sturmflutwasserst nde, Seegang und Sedimenttransport sind eine hohe Belastung f r die K sten und stellen hohe Anforderungen sowohl an planende als auch ausf hrende Ingenieure. Der Band fasst den Stand der Forschung und Technik im Hochwasser- und K stenschutz zusammen und bietet einen berblick ber die Bemessungsgrundlagen wie auch ber die Konzepte des Hochwasser- und K stenschutzes. Dar ber hinaus werden Ausf hrungsbeispiele von Schutzbauwerken aus dem In- und Ausland vorgestellt.

Governance im 21 Jahrhundert

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264589360
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.

Politik als Beruf

Author: Jens Borchert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663110591
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Dieser Band gibt in Form von Länderartikeln einen Überblick über die politische Klasse von Berufspolitikern in 19 westlichen Demokratien sowie den jungen Demokratien Ostmitteleuropas. Das besondere Augenmerk der Autoren gilt dabei den Abgeordneten der nationalen Parlamente. Die Darstellung folgt einem einheitlichen Schema und ermöglicht Vergleiche über Ländergrenzen. Gegenstand der Artikel sind: - der historische Prozeß politischer Professionalisierung, - die institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen, - Ausdehnung und Strukturmerkmale der politischen Klasse heute, - typische Rekrutierungs- und Karrieremuster von Politikern, - Finanzierung und Einkommen der politischen Klasse, - Legitimationsprobleme und aktuelle Reformdebatten.