Federalism in Canada and devolution in the United Kingdom both face emerging challenges. Questions exist over the right level of social solidarity and welfare.
Anand Menon looks at how 2015 was seen as the year when the terms ‘EU’ and ‘crisis’ became inextricably linked and that 2016 may prove more challenging still.
André Lecours, University of Ottawa, discusses how for the first time in decades, there is uncertainty about a new Canadian government's vision of federalism.
As part of the Committee’s scrutiny of inter-governmental relations, the Committee commissioned external research of the legislative oversight of inter-governmental relations in other jurisdictions
As politics in Catalonia becomes increasingly polarised over territorial concerns, finds Sandra León, those parties and policies that don't speak to the issues of sovereignty and relations with
In the light of the Catalan results both Madrid and Barcelona have some options, says Michael Keating, but the current political climate is unlikely to see an immediate breakthrough.
Although the overall levels of support for and against independence barely changed in the Catalan election, says Robert Liñeira, there have been sizable shifts within each bloc.