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Memorandum of Understanding signed between College of Public Administration and Governance, Philippines and the Institute of Federalism

On 12 February 2018, the Institute of Federalism (IFF), Fribourg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National College Public Administration and Governance, Diliman, Philippines (NCPAG). The MoU foresees academic cooperation and exchange of knowledge in the area of federalism, decentralisation and local governance between the two institutions. The signatories are Prof. Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Call for Applications for the Summer University on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution, 27. August – 12. September 2018

Federalism and decentralisation are crucial mechanisms to share power and limit abuse of power. Since federalism and decentralisation combine shared action for specific purposes (e.g. defence, external relations, economic development) with autonomous action for other purposes (e.g. education, culture, health), such vertical power sharing is seen as being necessary to accommodate the multinational and multi-ethnic … Continue reading

Latest Book on “Comparative Federalism –  Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law”
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Latest Book on “Comparative Federalism – Constitutional Arrangements and Case Law”

  “This is simply the best analysis of contemporary federalism currently available. It is comprehensive in its coverage, thorough in its analysis, and persuasive in its conclusions. Every student of federalism, from novice to expert, will find benefit from this volume.” Professor G. Alan Tarr, Rutgers University Constitutional-Blawg is proud to advertise the newest publication … Continue reading

Declaració de Friburg sobre la crisi política i constitucional a Catalunya 13 d’octubre de 2017
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Declaració de Friburg sobre la crisi política i constitucional a Catalunya 13 d’octubre de 2017

L’Associació Internacional de Centres d’Estudis Federals (IACFS) en representació de 26 centres de recerca independents, de 16 països de sis continents, dedicats a l’estudi del federalisme com a mecanisme, entre altres coses, per a acomodar la diversitat i resoldre conflictes; expressa una profunda preocupació per la present situació política a Catalunya i Espanya; està profundament … Continue reading

Freiburg Erklärung zur politischen und verfassungsrechtlichen Krise in Katalonien 13. Oktober 2017
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Freiburg Erklärung zur politischen und verfassungsrechtlichen Krise in Katalonien 13. Oktober 2017

Die International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (IACFS) repräsentiert 26 unabhängige Forschungszentren aus 16 Ländern von fünf Kontinenten, die sich der Forschung des Föderalismus widmet, der unter anderem als Mechanismus zum Schutz und zur Förderung von Vielfalt sowie der Beilegung von Konflikten dient; äussert ihre tiefe Besorgnis über die aktuelle politische Situation in Katalonien … Continue reading