Comparing Patterns of Territorial Division of Governmental Power: Questioning the Scientific Foundations of the «Regional State»
A Call for Papers to Post-Doc Researchers in Comparative Constitutional Law.
The territory has been a relevant factor for defining the boundaries of unitary public power for time immemorial. Federalism – in particular due to two historical models such as Switzerland in Europe and the United States of America – has provided the pattern of division of powers within a unitary sovereignty that is regarded as the alternative to the centralised state. The identity of federalism as a general scientific category in public law resulting from a comparative research of all constitutional systems adopting the self-definition of “federal” – although questionable because of several relevant diversities – is well established.