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:

  • Joint-decision Making: An Alternative to Centralisation / Decentralisation

    Dominic Heinz heinzd@cardiff.ac.ukDr. phil. Dominic Heinz is a political scientist (currently a research associate at Cardiff University) whose research focuses on the concept of joint-decision making. He has taught courses at the Universities of Hannover, Darmstadt, Hagen, Cluj and Magdeburg. In addition, he has been …Read More »
  • Secession and Federalism: A Chiaroscuro

    Marc Sanjaume-Calvet marc.sanjaume@upf.eduMarc Sanjaume-Calvet holds a PhD in Political Science from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently a part-time instructor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He Has been a visiting researcher at the Institute of Governance of Edinburgh University, …Read More »
  • Dynamic Federalism

    Patricia Popelier patricia.popelier@uantwerpen.bePatricia Popelier is Professor of constitutional law at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and Vice-Dean for research of the Law Faculty. Her research interests include the Belgian federal process, comparative federalism, European constitutional law and European Integration, the role of courts, and legislative …Read More »