Conflict Resolution in Federal States: Balancing Legislative Powers as a Viable Means?

Dirk Jurgen Hanschel

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The article looks at the recent German federalism reform, and examines to what extent the balancing of legislative powers may resolve conflicts, such as centralisation and the entanglement of legislative powers, and to what extent it may cause or aggravate such conflicts. The article compares the German case with efforts of power-balancing in the United States, Canada, Australia and Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-161
Number of pages30
JournalPublic Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


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