ContentsAcknowledgements XIList of Figures and Tables XIINotes on Contributors XIIIIntroduction XVIIIThe Evolving Conception of Diversity“!ke e: /xarra //ke”: Old Diversities and New Responses in the Quest for Unity in South Africa 5Jaap de Visser and Nico SteytlerFederalism and the Evolving Conceptions of Unity and Diversity in Ethiopia 27Assefa FisehaEmpowerment and Exclusion: The story of two African federations 57Yonatan Tesfaye FesshaAccommodating National Minorities in Federal Switzerland – Old Concepts Meet New Realities 79Eva Maria BelserInterplay Between Unity and DiversityThe Canadian Constitution and the Metaphor of the Living Tree 116Eugénie Brouillet and Alain-G. GagnonInterplay of Unity and Diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina In-Between Uniformity and Division 141Dejan VanjekIs there Unity in Brazil’s Political Diversity? 165Tracy Beck FenwickPolitical Unity and Economic Diversity in the Argentine Federation 193Miguel Angel AsensioUnity and Diversity in Italy (Partially) Asymmetric Regionalism in Light of Contemporary Constitutional Reform 206Paolo ColasanteFederalism as Decision-Making and New Institutional PracticesDiversity Accommodation as a Strategy of National Unity: The Case of Canada 233James BickertonThe Evolution of European Union Citizenship between Unity and Diversity 259Gabriella SaputelliConstitutional Design and Asymmetrical FederalismDiversity-Induced Centralization in American Federalism with Asymmetrical Accommodations of Territorial Diversity 282John KincaidOf Tribes and Territories: Asymmetry in American Federalism 299G. Alan TarrHow Unity and Diversity Affect Political Asymmetries of Indigenous Groups in Federations: Heterogenous Institutional Practices in Australia, Canada, and the United States 326Shane DayAsymmetrical Federalism in India: Promoting Secession or Accommodating Diversity? 362Rekha SaxenaReconciling Liberal Democracy, Nationalism and Political Divorce 377Marc Sanjaume-CalvetHegemonic or Shared Autonomy? Two Approaches and Their Implications for Constitutional Design 399Karl KösslerThe “Ping-Pong”-Power: Deviant State Legislation in Germany 424Hans-Peter SchneiderEnglish or French? Disputes in Switzerland over Federal Competence in Teaching Languages 442Peter HänniConclusion: Conceptual, Theoretical and Empirical Reflections 453Michael BurgessGeneral Index 481Index of Names 486

Revisiting Unity and Diversity in Federal Countries

Changing Concepts, Reform Proposals and New Institutional Realities



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