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Federalism

A Political Theory for Our Time

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Edited By Lucio Levi, Giampiero Bordino and Antonio Mosconi

This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.

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The Arab Spring, Federalism and Euro-Arab Relations

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Hazem HANAFI

Democracy and Federalism

The push towards democracy in the Arab World is a push towards federalism, and vice versa. Federalism, especially asymmetric federalism, has been gaining increasing attention for its ability to manage, moderate or resolve conflicts, and to accommodate different levels of diversity (de facto) and forms of government (de jure) without sacrificing the unity of the polity. Asymmetric federalism could be translated into asymmetrical representation, different rights and functions, veto powers, opt-in or opt-out options or time-bound restrictions.

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