Bulletin n. 1/2017
June 2017
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Mastromarino Anna
    Il (nuovo) Senato belga: una riforma in senso federale?
    in Cuadernos Manuel Giménez Abad , n. 13, junio ,  2017 ,  25-43
    In May 2014, the Belgian Senate was deeply reformed. The 2014 elections were the first ones without a direct election of senators. Instead, the new Senate is completely composed of members of community and regional parliaments and co-opted members. Now the Senate is a chamber of the communities and regions and serves as a platform for discussion and reflection about matters between the different language communities. Since 2014 the Senate only plays a very minor role in the federal legislative process. Unfortunately, the party system seems to be able to influence the goals of the reform. Full text available online at http://www.fundacionmgimenezabad.es/images/Documentos/Cuadernos/cuadernos_13_junio_1_2017.pdf
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