Concluding remarks [to La contrattazione costituzionale dei livelli di autonomia: modelli per una comparazione]

Breda, Vito (2020) Concluding remarks [to La contrattazione costituzionale dei livelli di autonomia: modelli per una comparazione]. In: La contrattazione costituzionale dei livelli di autonomia: modelli per una comparazione. Ricerche giuridiche (205). Editoriale Scientifica, Naples, Italy, pp. 205-208. ISBN 978-88-9391-857-2


Abstract

The aim of this collection was to evaluate the development of a sample of decentralised constitutional systems. The project focused on cases from Australia, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the USA. All these analyses show that regionalism and federalism are pragmatic responses to social and fiscal stimuli.

The debate over finding the optimum balance between flexibility and the stability of public institutions is an old chestnut in constitutional theory. However, there is a general consensus that, in rapidly evolving societies, institutions should be perceived to act for the common good. Businesses, for instance, are competing in a global market and require a tax system that delivers services proportional to their overseas competitors, or at the very least, comparable to their neighbouring regions. Central institutions, which are committed to delivering core public services, also have an interest in holding onto regional entrepreneurs who might easily relocate overseas. One of the reasons for the economic decay in Northern Ireland is related to the inability of the Northern Irish counties to compete with the Republic of Ireland’s business-friendly fiscal system.


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Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 23:52
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 00:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative law, federalism, Northern Ireland
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480302 Comparative law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40062

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