Introduction to the special issue: Reframing German Federalism

Jeffery, C., Pamphilis, N. , Rowe, C. and Turner, E. (2016) Introduction to the special issue: Reframing German Federalism. German Politics, 25(2), pp. 165-175. (doi: 10.1080/09644008.2016.1165804)

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In recent years, Germany’s federal system has been subject to a number of pressures for change. A constitutional debate on ‘disentangling’ the legislative roles of federal and Länder institutions which stuttered through the 1990s and into the 2000s finally led to a re-allocation of competences in 2006. These reforms shifted some areas of legislative responsibility from the federal to the Länder level and relaxed rules which had earlier justified a federal override when both levels held legislative responsibilities concurrently. At the very least, these constitutional adjustments increased the potential for policy outputs to diverge from one Land to another and give expression to territorial differences in priority and preference.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pamphilis, Dr Niccole
Authors: Jeffery, C., Pamphilis, N., Rowe, C., and Turner, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:German Politics
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN (Online):1743-8993
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in German Politics 25(2):165-175
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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