22 04, 2015

Federalism’s flexibility reveals its true genius

By |2015-05-08T12:58:34+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Federalism|

By Zach Paikin There is a perception among many politicians and commentators in the United Kingdom that federalism is an entirely prescriptive and rule-bound system, in which all contingencies are precisely described and defined in advance. This couldn’t be further from the truth. An examination of the history of federalism [...]

11 02, 2015

Federalism: What the United Kingdom Can Learn from Canada

By |2015-02-11T16:53:26+00:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Federalism, UK Devolution|

By Zach Paikin In the wake of the Scottish referendum, many in the United Kingdom are beginning to discuss a federal future for their country. Constitutionally stable federalism has been a frequent legacy of Britain’s global history, from Canada to Australia to the United States. Canadians in particular, as a [...]

6 01, 2015

Federalism, what Federalism?

By |2015-02-11T16:48:50+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Federalism, UK Devolution|

Contribution by Brendan Donnelly to the LSE project “Hacking the UK Constitution”, https://constitutionuk.com/ Federalism, what federalism? It might be expected that the Federal Trust would welcome the willingness of politicians and commentators after the Scottish referendum to consider seriously what they describe as “federal” structures for the United Kingdom. There [...]