Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom

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This book compares the constitutional politics in Canada and the United Kingdom – two complex, multilevel, plurinational states. While the former is federal and the latter a devolved state, the logic of both systems is similar: to combine unity with diversity. Both are facing similar challenges in a world marked by spatial rescaling, international interdependence and economic and social change. The contributors chart these challenges and the responses of the two countries, covering the meanings of federalism and devolution; the role of the courts; fiscal equalization; welfare; party politics; reform by popular referendum and citizen assemblies; and intergovernmental relations. The book will be of interest to students of federalism and multilevel government, state transformation territorial politics on both sides of the Atlantic. Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom; Preface; Contents; Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Federalism and Devolution: The UK and Canada ; Introduction; Devolution and Federalism; Plurinational Federalism; Hierarchy and Cooperation; Competitive Federalism; Social Solidarity; Reforming Federalism and Devolution; Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces; References; Chapter 2 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada and the United Kingdom ; Introduction; IGR in Canada; Political Institutions and Forums; Making Policy Implementing ArrangementsIGR in the UK; Path Dependence: IGR and Devolution's Backstory; Joint Ministerial Committees and Other Forums; Bilateral Relations with the Devolved Governments; Patterns and Prospects; Similarities and Contrasts; Similarities; Contrasts; References; Chapter 3 Constitutional Jurisprudence on Federalism and Devolution in UK and Canada ; Introduction; The Constitutional Frameworks; Role of the Courts: Canadian Federalism; Contrasting Perspectives on Federalism; General Statements; The Approach to Interpretation of the Text of the Constitution; Specific Doctrines Role of the Courts: ScotlandThe Cases; Reasons for Comparative Lack of Litigation; The Approach of the Courts to Interpretation of Devolved Powers; The Future and Conclusions; Canada; Scotland; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 Canadian and Scottish Fiscal Federal Arrangements: Taxation and Welfare Spending ; Introduction; Inter-Governmental Fiscal Arrangements in Canada and the UK; Canada; Intergovernmental Tax Issues in Canada and the UK; Canada; Personal Income Tax; The UK; Consumption Taxes; Individual Transfers and Welfare Benefits; Scotland; Conclusion; References Chapter 5 Inequality, Redistribution and Decentralization in Canada and the United Kingdom Introduction; Inequality, Redistribution and Decentralization: The Debates; The Drivers of Decentralization; The Redistributive Consequences of Decentralization; Inequality and Decentralisation in Canada; Did Inequality Drive Demands for Decentralization?; The Provincial Responses: Redistribution at the Regional Level; Inequality and Decentralization in United Kingdom; Did Inequality Drive Demands for Decentralization?; Devolution, Inequality and Social Welfare; Conclusions; References Chapter 6 Party Systems and Party Competition Introduction; Patterns of Party Competition and Voting in the UK and Canada; Parties and Voter Behaviour: Integrative Dynamics in Multi-level Systems; Cleavage Structure and Party System Patterns in Canada at the Provincial and Federal Level; Cleavage Structure and Party System Patterns in the UK; Voter Behaviour in Canada: The Breakdown of the Second Order Model?; Canada: Territorial Strategy; Voter Behaviour in the UK: The Emergence of Dual Voting; Territorial Dispersion of the Vote in the UK and Canada

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Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom. (2018). Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58074-6

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