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Devolution in Context

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ISBN13: 9781859416372
ISBN: 1859416373
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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The aims of Devolution in Context are twofold. First, it presents a clear analysis of regional government in the member states of the EU, and secondly, it assesses the impact or potential impact of regional governments on policy making in Europe.

The focus of this study is explicitly institutional and is therefore a piece of legal scholarship and certainly not in line with some current trends in political science.

It is not a classic legal textbook but lies firmly in the socio-legal approach to comparative public law. For this reason it draws on a number of disciplines, including political science, history, philosophy, and economics, to place the regional institutions in their true context.

Designed to be used as an advanced student text, John Hopkins' cross-disciplinary approach will attract interest from political science courses as well as students of constitutional law.

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EU Law
Part I - The Theory of Regional Governance: The Region in a Nation State World
Rationalising Regionalism
The Regional Revolution
Part II - The Practice of Regional Governance: Europe's Federations
The Constitutional Regions of the European Union
Regions as Local Government
Devolution in Context: Regional Government in the UK
Part III - Comparing Regional Governance: Regional Governments and International Relations
Financing Regional Government
Functional Autonomy at the Regional Tier
Regions and National Policy Making
Dispute Resolution and Constitutional Arbitration
Regional Authority in the European Union.