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Fédéralisme, Décentralisation et Régionalisation de l’Europe : Perspectives comparatives

Abstract : In this multidisciplinary work, thirty-two authors from thirteen different countries - jurists, political scientists, economists, geographers and historians – explore the phenomenon of the territorial reorganisation of both federal and unitary States in the current global geopolitical and economic context. Does this phenomenon reveal a dynamic of an increasing division of power along different levels or, on the contrary, does it hide a certain recentralisation of power? The comparative study of regions/federated States and other national subdivisions and their situation not just within the nation State but also within an increasingly federal Europe - itself developing in an increasingly regionalised world – shows that federalism, decentralisation and regionalisation are dynamic, evolving processes, always in movement, never static. Thus, in place of the so-called “models” of national, subnational and supranational territorial organisation, there appear a number of tendencies and a multiplicity of forms. The “Europe of Regions” is now replaced by the more realistic idea of a decentralised European Union that constitutes a “macro-region” at the global level, but that is itself confronted by multiple crises (economic, migratory, ecological) that tarnish its image and expose its helplessness. The European Union must thus first regain its internal credibility before rethinking its international role, in particular its neighbourhood policies.
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Sylvia Brunet. Fédéralisme, Décentralisation et Régionalisation de l’Europe : Perspectives comparatives. Nov 2015, Rouen, France. Tome II, L'Epitoge-Lextenso (L'Unité du Droit), 272 p., 2017, 979-10-92684-18-6 / 9791092684186. ⟨hal-02403720⟩

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