“FROM MONARCHY TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC”
The word “federalism” comes from the Latin “foedus”. This expression was used for personal bandajes and treaties between people in the Middle Age. Federalism defines a state in which: 1 – There are at least two levels of government rule in the same land and the same population. 2 – Each level of government have some area of action in which it is autonomous. 3 – Sub-national units (Cantons, Landers, etc …) participate in important decisions of the central government. This last point makes the essential difference between a federal system and a decentralized system. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalism
FEDERALISM: 2 Models to debate:
• “Swiss Political System” – Wolf Linder and Andrea Iff (E-book)
• “Canadian Federal System” – Canadian Privy Council Office, et Al.
“The privileges of Catolic Church in Spain” – Francisco Delgado
• “For a European Republic“ – Ulrike Guerot and Robert Menasse
• “The (boundless) cost of the monarchy in Spain” – Sara Orellán
• “MANIFESTO FOR A NEW PARTY LAW IN SPAIN“: VOTE!
• Interview with: Luisa Martin (JER) and Carlos Hermida (RPS) (Spanish Republican Associations)
Invitation : International Conference: “FEDERALISM, DECENTRALIZATION and CONFLICT RESOLUTION“
Book review: “Federalism: An Introduction” – Author:Professor Dr. George Anderson (President of the Forum of Federations in 2005).