Konfliktlösung im Bundesstaat: die Lösung föderaler Kompetenz-, Finanz- und Territorialkonflikte in Deutschland, den USA und der Schweiz

Dirk Jurgen Hanschel

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This book analyses how federations solve the inherent conflicts between different levels of government regarding distribution of competencies, financial authority and territorial sovereignty. Comparing Germany, the United States and Switzerland, the author identifies different styles of conflict resolution characterized by their respective use of formal constitutional amendments, constitutional court adjudication, means of compulsion, and of more informal means of conflict resolution based on negotiations within various institutional contexts. While accepting a certain path dependency of a once created federal system, the author concludes by legal reform suggestions with relevance to the current discussion on federalism in Germany and beyond.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationTuebingen, Germany
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Number of pages723
EditionJus Publicum
ISBN (Print)9783161507588
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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