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Austria: From Consensus to Competition and Participation?  

Franz Fallend

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Austria is a democratic republic wherein constitutionally, state power is federalized into nine provinces and 357 municipalities which are organized as self-governing bodies. However, in ... More

Bangladesh  

Krishnan Srinivasan and Sreeradha Datta

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2015
Bangladesh is the ultimate prize in the subcontinent for Indian foreign policy. To enjoy good relations with the world’s third largest Muslim population would immeasurably strengthen ... More

Belgium: A Tale of Regional Divergence?  

Ellen Wayenberg, Filip De Rynck, Kristof Steyvers, and Jean‐Benoît Pilet

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Under the surface of great unity, Belgium suffered from three cleavages that have divided the small nation. This article discusses the three cleavages that have influenced and affected the ... More

Big Business, Democracy, and the Politics of Competition  

Strom C. Thacker

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
This article addresses several questions on business-state relations in democratic Mexico. It addresses the contemporary nature of business-state relations in Mexico and appraises the ... More

Bulgaria: The Dawn of a New Era of Inclusive Subnational Democracy?  

Pavlina Nikolova

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article focuses on the state of Bulgaria. In a geographical area where continents, religions, and influences of power meet, Bulgaria has relied on the traditions of centralism and ... More

Canada: A Double Federation  

David E. Smith

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2010
Canada is one of the earliest modern federations in the world. Created in 1867 by an Act of Parliament in Westminster, it was the first parliamentary federation in the world. This article ... More

Changing Dimensions of National Elections in Mexico  

James A. McCann

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
This article studies the changing dimensions of the national elections in Mexico. It starts with a section on the arrival of competitive multiparty elections, where it discusses the ... More

Cities and Subnational Governments  

Harriet Bulkeley

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Aug 2011
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Jan 2012
With growing recognition of the ‘localized’ causes and consequences of climate change, cities and subnational governments have been key actors and arenas in the development of policy ... More

Civil Society and Grassroots Philanthropy  

G. Albert Ruesga

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article examines the role of grassroots philanthropy in civil society. It explains the concept of grassroots philanthropy and evaluates whether poor people can or should be the prime ... More

Civil-Military Relations in Mexico: The Unfinished Transition  

Jordi Díez

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
This article examines the role the military has played in the modern political life of Mexico. This role is analyzed within the civic-military relations that were secured after the ... More

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