Political Autonomy and Divided Societies: Imagining Democratic Alternatives in Complex Settings

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Alain-G Gagnon, Michael Keating
Palgrave Macmillan, 27.03.2012. - 288 страница
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Autonomy has been widely advocated as a means of managing national diversity, whilst meeting the demands of justice and stability. It comes in a variety of forms, both territorial and non-territorial and spans the categories of secession, confederation, federalism, devolution, local government and cultural self-management. Using the term in a broad way, this book examines its meanings in political and legal theory and its application in a variety of settings in Europe, North America and Asia. Among the issues discussed are: normative theories of self-determination; the definition and boundaries of autonomous communities; secession and its alternatives; the political economy of autonomy; the policy capacity of autonomous governments; legal conceptions of autonomy and the international context.

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1 Introduction
Conceptual Approaches
Part II Case Studies

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ALAIN-G. GAGNON Professor of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. He is the author of The Case for Multinational Federalism (2010), the editor of Contemporary Canadian Federalism (2008) and the co-editor of Multinational Democracies (with James Tully, 2001). In 2008, he was elected Member of the Royal Society of Canada.
MICHAEL KEATING Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He has published widely on European Politics, Nationalism, Devolution and Scottish Politics and Government and has taught in universities in England, Scotland, Canada, the USA, Spain and France and at the European University Institute in Florence.

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