Federalism

2a/2022: Comparative Federalism and Autonomy Studies

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  • Project duration: December 2005 - December 2022
  • Project status: ongoing
  • Funding:
    Internal funding EURAC (Project)

This project integrates manifold strands of the institute’s comparative studies. From the outset, we have thereby aimed at both gaining insights for the autonomy of South Tyrol and conducting broader research that is based on the analysis of self-government arrangements worldwide.

In carrying out this research, we follow a decidedly trilingual approach and link scientific communities in German, Italian and English language. As a result of this bridging function, we conduct comparative studies in close collaboration with networks operating in each of these three languages (e.g. Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismusforschung (EZFF), Devolution Club – Associazione per il dialogo costituzionale and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (IACFS)). Trilingualism also characterizes the training events, consultancy activities, conferences and publications that are informed by this research on federalism and autonomy worldwide. In particular, the institute also edits book series in each of the three languages: “Minderheiten und Autonomien” (Nomos-Verlag, Baden-Baden), “Ius Publicum Europaeum” (CEDAM, Padova and ESI, Naples) and “Studies in Territorial and Cultural Diversity Governance” (Brill, Leiden and Boston).

The most notable publications, which aim at integrating the findings of long standing comparative studies, are the edited volume “Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy” (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015) and the handbook “Comparative Federalism: Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law" (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2017). Specifically for policy-makers and other practitioners interested in federalism, we have launched in 2016 the website “Autonomy Arrangements in the World“, which is contiuously extended with additional case studies and shall develop into an easily accessible online source of information on the practice of autonomy arrangements worldwide.

Publications
Introduction
Fessha Y, Kössler K, Palermo F (2022)
Contribution in book
Intergovernmental Relations in Divided Societies

More information: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-88785-8

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20212

Intergovernmental Relations in Divided Societies
Fessha Y, Kössler K, Palermo F (2022)
London: Palgrave Macmillan
978-3-030-88784-1
Edited book

More information: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-88785-8

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20214

Qualified Autonomy and Federalism versus Secession in EU Member States
Eppler A, Jeffery C, Lütgenau SA (2021)
Innsbruck: Studien Verlag
978-3-7065-5397-1
(Foster Europe - International Studies Series)
Edited book

More information: https://www.studienverlag.at/produkt/5397/qualified-autonomy ...

Aggregative and devolutionary federalism revisited: The impact of the founding on federal features
Kössler K (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: IACFS Conference 2021 "The Making and Ending of Federalism" | Innsbruck | 28.10.2021 - 30.10.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20325

Minderheitenschutz und Autonomie: Natürliche Verbündete oder Antagonisten?
Kössler K (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Volksgruppen – Fenster zur Welt/Manjšine – okno v svet | Klagenfurt | 10.11.2021 - 10.11.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20313

Federalism and Non-territorial Autonomy
Kössler K (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Federalism and the Law of Diversity| Islands or Archipelago? | : 26.10.2021 - 16.11.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20316

Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic in Austria: From National Unity to a De Facto Unitary State?
Kössler K (2021)
Contribution in book
Comparative Federalism and Covid-19. Combating the Pandemic

More information: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003166771-6

https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003166771-6

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20428

Federal Constitutions and Secession. From ‘Perpetual Union’ to a Right to Separate?
Kössler K (2021)
Contribution in book
Qualified Autonomy and Federalism versus Secession in EU Member States

More information: https://www.studienverlag.at/produkt/5397/qualified-autonomy ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20414

Demokratiemodelle in den Autonomen Gemeinschaften Spaniens: Zwischen verfassungsrechtlicher Prägung und Pluralismus
Kössler K (2021)
Contribution in book
Von Government zu Governance: Direkte und deliberative Demokratie in europäischen Mehrebenensystemen

More information: https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783748925026/von-gove ...

https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748925026

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20405

Brexit evolves and devolves
Parolari S (2019)
Internet

More information: https://blogs.eurac.edu/eureka/brexit-evolves-and-devolves/

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12195

Is it still all about old men in grey suits? Gender (im)balance in EU Parliament
Zwilling C (2019)
Internet

More information: https://blogs.eurac.edu/eureka/is-it-still-all-about-old-men ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/11880

What’s Wrong with Concurrency? Comparative Reflections Based on Constitutional Reforms in Germany and Italy
Palermo F (2017)
Contribution in book
Concurrent Powers in Federal Systems: Meaning, Making, Managing

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/8502

Comparative federalism: constitutional arrangements and case law
Palermo F, Kössler K (2017)
Oxford: Hart
978-1-5099-0149-4
(Hart studies in comparative public law)
Authored book

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7412

Report on the Congress of the Council of Europe Debate on ‘Border Regions Facing Migration Flows’
Kössler K (2017)
Report

More information: https://rm.coe.int/border-regions-facing-migration-phenomena ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14288

La pronuncia della Supreme Court del Regno Unito sul caso Miller e le questioni aperte per l’ordinamento costituzionale britannico
Parolari S (2017)
Journal article
Forum di Quaderni Costituzionali

More information: http://www.forumcostituzionale.it/wordpress/wp-content/uploa ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7898

Immigrants’ Political Participation in Linguistically Diverse Territories: A Comparative Perspective
Kössler K (2017)
Contribution in book
Regioni a statuto speciale e tutela della lingua : Quale apporto per l'integrazione sociale e politica?

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7747

Regional Autonomy, Cultural Diversity and Differentiated Territorial Government: The Case of Tibet – Chinese and Comparative Perspectives
Toniatti R, Woelk J (2017)
London: Routledge
978-0-415-52535-0
(Law, Development and Globalization)
Edited book

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/6500

Introduction. Regional Citizenship: A Tool for Inclusion of New Minorities in Subnational Entities?
Medda-Windischer R, Kössler K (2017)
Contribution in book
European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 13 (2014)

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/8506

Regional Citizenship: a Tool for Inclusion of New Minorities in Subnational Entities? Special Focus of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues Vol. 13
Kössler K, Medda-Windischer R (2016)
Leiden and Boston:Brill‐Martinus Nijhoff
978-90-04-33575-2
(European Yearbook of Minority Issues)
Edited book

More information: https://brill.com/view/title/34048

La dimensione scozzese della Brexit tra devo-more e secondo referendum per l’indipendenza
Parolari S (2016)
Journal article
Le regioni : bimestrale di analisi giuridica e istituzionale

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/6113

Il futuro della Scozia passa attraverso la soluzione della questione inglese?
Parolari S (2016)
Contribution in book
Il Regno è ancora Unito? Saggi e commenti sul referendum scozzese del 18 settembre 2014

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7745

Reform of the Second Chamber or Its Perpetuation? The Austrian Dilemma and Its Implications for the Italian Senate
Kössler K (2016)
Journal article
Istituzioni del Federalismo

More information: http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/affari_ist/Rivista_2_20 ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/6289

Gemeinden im Europäischen Mehrebenensystem: Herausforderungen im 21. Jahrhundert
Alber E, Zwilling C (2014)
Baden-Baden: Nomos
978-3-8487-1241-0
(Schriftenreihe der Europäischen Akademie Bozen, Bereich "Minderheiten und Autonomien")
Edited book

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7201

Asymmetries in constitutional law: recent developments in federal and regional systems
Palermo F, Zwilling C, Kössler K (2009)
Bolzano: Eurac Research
987-88-88906-50-8
(EURAC book)
Edited book

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7030

Our partners

Council of Europe

Center for State Constitutional Studies, Rutgers-Camden University

Devolution Club

Foster Europe – Foundation for strong European Regions

Tibetan Government in Exile

European Centre for Research on Federalism

European University Institute

Tibet Policy Institute

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Instituto de Estudios Autonómicos

Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, University of Nicosia

University of Barcelona

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"

Institut für Föderalismus

University of the Western Cape

Center for Federal Studies, Addis Abeba University

International Association of Centers for Federal Studies

Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

University of Fribourg

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