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Title The principle of equality in diverse states : reconciling autonomy with equal rights and opportunities / edited by Eva Maria Belser, Thea Bächler, Sandra Egli and Lawrence Zünd.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, [2021]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 438 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map.
Series Studies in territorial and cultural diversity governance, 2213-2570 ; volume 13
Studies in territorial and cultural diversity governance ; v. 13.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Suum Cuique Tribuere -- a common narrative of federalism and equality? / Anna Gamper -- Constitutional asymmetry and equality in multinational systems with federal arrangements / Maja Sahadžić -- Why the affection of federalism for human rights is unrequited and how the relationship could be improved / Eva Maria Belser -- Italy : the principle of solidarity as a principle of equality / Erika Arban -- Does regional autonomy improve local public services in more diverse regions? / Andrea Filippetti -- Assuring equality, autonomy and territorial integrity in Sri Lanka / Jayampathy Wickramaratne -- Equality and advantage in emerging federations and the dilemma of non-renewable natural resources the cases of the Solomon Islands and Trinidad and Tobago / Nico Steytler -- Equality, development equivalence and federal finance in Argentina / Miguel Angel Asensio -- The Swiss tax system -- between equality and diversity / Peter Hänni -- Principle of equality and social care policies in the Italian regional system between autonomy and centralisation / Giulia Maria Napolitano and Gabriella Saputelli -- Federal states and equality in political representation federalism superseding democracy? / Sérgio Ferrari -- Equality and inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Soeren Keil -- Federal equality in multinational Bosnia and Herzegovina / Dejan Vanjek -- In the name of diversity the disenfranchisement of citizens in an African Federation / Yonatan Tesfaye Fessha -- Concluding remarks / Eva Maria Belser.
Summary "Implementing the principle of equality is particularly challenging in federal or decentralised states. Autonomy rights guaranteed to regions or to minorities allow for diversity but question the equality of citizens. While diversity is crucial for legitimate governance in heterogeneous states, it jeopardises equal rights and opportunities. In states based on power-sharing the conceptualisation and implementation of equality therefore raises fundamental questions. How much equality between regional regimes or the rights and freedoms of individuals does the unity of a state require? And how much inequality must be tolerated? This book examines different approaches by which states characterised by federal or decentralised arrangements reconcile equality and autonomy. In case studies from five continents, leading experts analyse the challenges of ensuring institutional, social and economic equality whilst respecting the competences of regions and the rights of groups"-- Provided by publisher
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 21, 2021).
Subject Federal government.
Decentralization in government.
Equality of states.
Decentralization in government. (OCoLC)fst00888948
Equality of states. (OCoLC)fst00914486
Federal government. (OCoLC)fst00922333
Added Author Belser, Eva Maria, 1970- editor.
Bächler, Thea, editor.
Egli, Sandra, editor.
Zünd, Lawrence, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Principle of equality in diverse states. Leiden, The Netherlands : Koninklijke Brill NV, [2021] 9789004394605 (DLC) 2020058159
ISBN 9789004394612 (electronic book)
9004394613 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004394612 doi
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