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Vol 22 No 8 August/Sept 2017

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STEP: A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships

Edited by: Richard Williams, Arabella Murphy, Toby Graham
Price: £110.00

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The United Kingdom and The Federal Idea

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Edited by: Robert Schutze, Stephen Tierney

ISBN13: 9781509907175
To be Published: April 2018
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00



How should political power be divided within and among national peoples? Is the nineteenth-century theory of sovereign and unitary State still fit for purpose in the twenty-first century? If not, can federalism provide a viable alternative model? This collection looks at federalism from the perspective of constitutional law.

Taking the United Kingdom as a case study, it tracks the historical evolution of the Union and explores the concepts of federalism that emerged between the eighteenth and twentieth century. In part two, it assesses the experience of sharing sovereignty with other nations in the context of international cooperation.

Drawing on the expertise of the foremost commentators in the field, it provides a timely reflective stock-take of how constitutional authority is being re-ordered within and beyond the United Kingdom.