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Scientific journals : Article
Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/43538
Transforming Unitary States into Federations: Path-Dependent Construction of Political Identities in Belgium and Lebanon
English
Poirier, Philippe mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Farhat, Nadim mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Bourbeau, Philippe mailto []
Vloeberghs, Ward mailto []
7-May-2020
Publius: the Journal of Federalism
Oxford University Press
pjaa007
1-27
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0048-5950
1747-7107
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] Federalism ; Congruence ; Historical institutionalism
[en] The theory of congruence in comparative federalism holds that institutional design will, eventually, reflect societal divisions by transferring central powers to new, autonomous entities. While this model helps to understand why many divided societies adopt federalism, it cannot explain why only certain unitary states transform into federal ones while others do not. We use a historical institutionalism approach to identify the critical junctures in the trajectory of two prominent plural polities, Belgium and Lebanon. We suggest that the politicization of identities during initial stages of state-building plays a major role in the transformation of a unitary state into a federation—which occurs in the former but not in the latter of our cases. The current contrast in both consociational democracies is explained here as a legacy of the late nineteenth century, which set in motion decisive logics of public governance that direct institutional dynamics until today.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
LUXDEMO
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/43538
10.1093/publius/pjaa007
https://academic.oup.com/publius/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/publius/pjaa007/5835515?fbclid=IwAR3x9TsjFDlDJq3N8u41SmRYfRtYv2xJ4RgjWoN-6YcVGheZXGg4BMsMBPU#.Xr479zu-BaI.facebook
FnR ; FNR11262785 > Philippe Poirier > LuxDemo > The origins of democracy in Luxembourg:Mechanisms of democratization at the elite and popular levels > 01/09/2017 > 31/08/2020 > 2016

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