Federalism In Polarised Contexts


This project asks what are the essential mechanisms that make federal structures work? Under what conditions does federalism fulfil its promises of enhanced democracy and political stability? The project explores this question in the light of increasing political polarisation in European democracies due to the rise of left-wing and right-wing populist parties. The project uses two case studies in Europe of increasing polarisation and growing secessionism; Spain (Catalonia) and Bosnia (Republika Srpska).

Recipient: University of York

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