Conclusion: the Federal Spirit in Theory and Practice

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199606238
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191752476 | DOI:
Conclusion: the Federal Spirit in Theory and Practice

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The chapter concludes the book by returning to the concept of the federal spirit and assesses its significance as a conceptual lens designed to assist toward an explanation of how and why the new federal models emerged and what their theoretical implications are for the comparative study of federal systems. It identifies a set of new conditions for success in federal state formation in the future and points up the contemporary relevance of the federal spirit as a useful indicator of what needs to be done to in order to achieve this.

Keywords: federal spirit; new federal Models; federal theory; comparative federalism; conditions of success; liberal democracy

Chapter.  3417 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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