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Practising self-government : a comparative study of autonomous regions / edited by Yash Ghai and Sophia Woodman.

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series:
Law in context
Law in context
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 501 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Subjects:
Autonomy -- Case studies.
Self-determination, National -- Case studies.
Summary:
Autonomy provides a framework that allows for regions within countries to exercise self-government beyond the extent available to other sub-state units. This book presents detailed case studies of thirteen such autonomies from around the world, in which noted experts on each outline the constitutional, legal and institutional frameworks as well as how these arrangements have worked in practice to protect minority rights and prevent secession of the territories in question. The volume's editors draw on the case studies to provide a comparative analysis of how autonomy works and the political and institutional conditions under which it is likely to become a workable arrangement for management of the differences that brought it into being.
Contents:
Introduction: Nature and origins of autonomy / Yash Ghai
Seeking autonomy in a decentralised federation : the case of Québec / Richard Simeon and Luc Turgeon
Prosperity and happiness through autonomy : the self-government of the Aland Islands in Finland / Markku Suksi
Puerto Rico : autonomy or colonial subordination? / Efrén Rivera-Ramos
Foundations and institutions of South-Tyrol's autonomy in Italy / Oskar Peterlini
Kashmir : the vanishing autonomy / Jill Cottrell
Autonomies of scale : precarious self-government on Norfolk Island / Helen Irving
The autonomy of Catalonia : the unending search for a place within pluralist Spain / Carlos Flores Juberías
Zanzibar in Tanzania : from sovereign to autonomy? / Yash Ghai
Defective democracy in a failed state? : bridging constitutional design, politics and ethnic division in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Josef Marko
Hong Kong's autonomy : dialects of powers and institutions / Yash Ghai
The autonomy of devolved Scotland / Chris Himsworth
Macau : transformation of a historic autonomy / Paulo Cardinal
Autonomy and conflict resolution in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea / Anthony J. Regan
Comparative perspectives on institutional frameworks for autonomy / Sophia Woodman and Yash Ghai.
Notes:
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Oct 2015).
Contributor:
Ghai, Yash P., 1938- editor.
Woodman, Sophia, editor.
Other format:
Print version:
ISBN:
9781139088206 (ebook)
9781107018587 (hardback)
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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