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Federalism as a model for successful policy-making and as a challenge to governance

  • 2016
  • Sturm, Roland
  • Aufsatz/Enthaltenes Werk

Federalism in the world comes in many shapes and institutional realities. This is due to the national circumstances federalism has to pay respect to. Still, it is not impossible to generalize, and to filter out the preconditions for a successful federal state. The most basic context is the one of democracy and federalism: Without democracy, there is no chance to develop the efficiency and participation potentials of federalism. In an ideal world policy-making will follow the logic of federal power-sharing. The reality in federal states is often less straight-forward.