Welcome to 50 shades of federalism

50 Shades of Federalism is a project established in October 2017 at Canterbury Christ Church University to help inform debate about many issues related to the topic of ‘federalism’.

Articles, written by some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, will be published on a weekly basis.

Having identified five main themes – Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Diversity Management, Policies and Theory – the central aim of this project is to provide succinct, easy accessible, high quality research articles free of charge. The research articles will feature discussions on a number of abstract and historical issues, as well as illuminate some of the contemporary dynamics in debates on federalism. Given that the study of federalism straddles a variety of disciplines, we seek to pursue a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from politician scientists, theorists and constitutional lawyers, some of whom are leading scholars in the field.

Despite being based in the UK, the articles featured will be penned by scholars from all over the world to ensure that a diversity of perspectives and case studies are considered and that the multifaceted nature of federalism studies is presented.

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Latest Articles:

  • Divide to rule? Federal Innovation (and its lack) in South Asia

    Katharine Adeney Katharine.Adeney@nottingham.ac.uk Katharine Adeney is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham and Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies. She is currently the co-editor of Government and Opposition (CUP). She has published extensively on South Asian federalism and ethnic conflict …Read More »
  • Condominiums and Shared Sovereignty

    Francesco Violi f.violi18@canterbury.ac.uk Francesco Violi is PhD candidate in Politics at Canterbury Christ Church University. He graduated in Economics from the University of Pavia in 2014 and in Diplomacy Studies from the Institute for Political Studies in Milan. His research interests include European federalism, regional …Read More »
  • Nigeria: A Federation in Search of Federalism

    Dele Babalola dele.babalola@bazeuniversity.edu.ng Dele Babalola teaches at the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in politics and government from the University of Kent and also obtained an MPhil in West African politics from the University of Birmingham …Read More »