Publisher: Centre for Russian and East European Studies
Size: 48.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Canada
Languages : en
Pages : 162
This book analyzes the concept “true federalism” to examine whether there are definable dimensions of power-sharing that make ‘true federalism.’ The author takes a critical look at dimensions on political restructuring in Nigeria, which have been termed “true federalism.” The work fills a significant gap in the existing literature on the theory and practice of federalism. The project will be useful to the students and professors of African Studies, political science, Nigeria federalism, public administration and policy. Additionally, the monograph will be interesting to the general public who seek to know more about contemporary issues in Nigeria.
Real federalism is a federalism that promotes citizen choice and competition among the states
Who rules Russia? This question is generated by President Vladimir Putin's most ambitious reform program to date--his attempt since 2000 to reshape the Russian federation, centralize much of the power lost by the Kremlin to the eighty-nine regional governors during the 1990s, and strengthen his weak grip on Russia's institutions and political elite. In The Dynamics of Russian Politics Russian and Western authors from the fields of political science, economics, ethnology, law, and journalism examine the reform's impact on key areas of Russian life, including big business, law enforcement, corruption, political party development, health care, local government, small business, and ethnic relations. Volume I presents the historical context and an overview of the reforms, then tracks how Putin's plans were implemented and resisted across each of the seven new federal okrugs, or megaregions, into which he divided Russia. In particular, the authors analyze the goals and contrasting political styles of his seven commissars and how their often-concealed struggles with the more independent and determined governors played out. Volume II examines the impact of these reforms on Russia's main political institutions; the increasingly assertive business community; and the defense, police, and security ministries. It also analyzes how the reforms have affected such key policy areas as local government, health care, political party development, the battle against corruption, small business, ethnic relations, and the ongoing Chechen war. Together, the two volumes simultaneously reveal that Putin's successes have been much more limited and ambiguous than is widely believed in the West while offering detailed and nuanced answers to the difficult but crucial question: Who rules Russia?
"This book is a detailed overview of the institutional and historical trajectory of Indian federalism, including both territorial and non-territorial aspects of Indian federalism. An extensive analysis has been made of the various federal policy measures adopted by different rulers from time to time, particularly with an emphasis on federalism under the British colonial rule and the role of princely states in Indian federalism. It has made a critical analysis of the Constituent Assembly Debates on federalism and the role of political leaders in shaping of Indian federalism. Further, a critical analysis has been made about the changing nature and dynamics of Indian federalism in the post-independent India including the contemporary debates on various aspects of Indian federalism. The book is an important compendium for those wishing to have first-hand information on Indian federalism and may be very useful for scholars interested in center-state relations. It can be an important guide for researchers in identifying various research questions for further study on Indian federalism. Most importantly, it can be a very useful course book for students or professionals for whom the existing shorter introductions to the subject may not suffice. Any undergraduate student who needs to undertake an advance level study on Indian Politics and Government or Indian federalism will find the book very useful. International readers of comparative politics will also find the book useful. Additionally, the book may be useful for those who are interested in Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and for the politicians as well."
The Niger-Delta region is prone to conflicts and restiveness as a consequence of oil activities and under development, which, ultimately induce poverty. Oil, Democracy and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria attempts to demonstrate this unfortunate byproduct of federalism in Nigeria. Calling for resource control and the practice of True Federalism, the contributors of this volume identify some of the major endemic problems for the Niger-Delta people. It is in this light, that the contributors have presented the contending views on the challenges and opportunities on Nigeria's path towards the practice of True Federalism. Offering solution ideas for Niger-Delta development and the promotion of a peaceful coexistence, this comprehensive volume proposes hopeful, yet powerful arguments for the Niger-Delta region.