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Regional and Federal Studies

Book Reviews

If you are interested in writing a book review, please send your request to Book Review Editor Daniel Cetrà at d.cetra@ed.ac.uk.

The reviews should be between 800 and 900 words and include a header with bibliographical information. They should consider the strengths and weaknesses of the book and its potential readership. 

The following books are up for review:

Regional & Federal Studies

Visit Journal Articles

2020Bossacoma, PauMorality and Legality of Secession: A Theory of National Self-DeterminationPalgrave Macmillan
2019Anderson, George and Choudhry, Sujit (eds.) Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions, Oxford University PressOxford University Press
2018Arato, Andrew; Cohen, Jean L.; von Busekist, A. (eds.) Forms of Pluralism and Democratic ConstitutionalismColumbia University Press
2019Behnke, Nathalie; Broschek, Jörg; Sonnicksen, Jared (eds.) Configurations, Dynamics and Mechanisms of Multilevel GovernancePalgrave Macmillan
2018Bélanger, Éric; Nadeau, Richard; Henderson, Ailsa; Hepburn, Eve The National Question and Electoral Politics in Quebec and ScotlandMcGill-Queen’s University Press
2017Campbell, John L. and Hall, John A.The Paradox of Vulnerability: States, Nationalism, and the Financial CrisisPrinceton University Press
2019Cetrà, Daniel Nationalism, Liberalism and Language in Catalonia and FlandersPalgrave Macmillan
2017Dalle Mulle, Emmanuel The Nationalism of the Rich: Discourses and Strategies of Separatist Parties in Catalonia, Flanders, Northern Italy and ScotlandRoutledge
2017Eaton, Kent Territory and Ideology in Latin America: Policy Conflicts between National and Subnational GovernmentsOxford University Press
2019Fabbrini, Sergio Europe’s Future: Decoupling and ReformingCambridge University Press
2019Giraudy, Agustina; Moncada, Eduardo; and Snyder, Richard (eds.) Inside Countries: Subnational Research in Comparative PoliticsCambridge University Press
2019Green-Pedersen, Christoffer The Reshaping of West European Party Politics: Agenda-Setting and Party Competition in Comparative PerspectiveOxford University Press
2019Greer, Scott L. and Elliott, Heather (eds.)Federalism and Social Policy: Patterns of Redistribution in 11 DemocraciesUniversity of Michigan Press
2019Hassan, Gerry and Shaw, Eric People’s Flag and the Union Jack: An Alternative History of Britain and the Labour PartyBiteback Publishing
2017Hilgers, Tina and Macdonald, Laura (eds.)Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic NetworksCambridge University Press
2019Jordana, Jacint; Keating, Michael; Marx, Axel; and Wouters, Jan (eds.) Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European UnionRoutledge
2018Karmis, Dimitros and Rocher, François (eds.)Trust, Distrust, and Mistrust in Multinational Democracies: Comparative PerspectivesMcGill-Queen’s University Press
2018Kenny, Michael and Pearce, Nick Shadows of Empire: The Anglosphere in British Politics, Polity PressPolity Press
2019Ladner, Andreas; Keuffer, Nicolas; Baldersheim, Harald; Hlepas, Nikos; Swianiewicz, Pawel; Steyvers, Kristof; Navarro, CarmenPatterns of Local Autonomy in EuropePalgrave Macmillan
2018Niedzwiecki, Sara The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin AmericaCambridge University Press
2017Palermo, Francesco and Kösser, Karl Comparative Federalism: Constitutional Arrangements and Case LawHart Publishing
2018Peters, YvettePolitical Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy: Patterns of ChangeRoutledge
2019Reddy, Y. V. and Reddy, G. R Indian Fiscal FederalismOxford University Press
2018Sharma, Chanchal Kumar and Swenden, Wilfried Understanding Contemporary Indian Federalism: Competing Perspectives, New Challenges and Future DirectionsRoutledge
2018Sona N. Golder et alMulti-Level Electoral Politics: Beyond the Second-Order Election ModelOxford University Press
2018Starodubtsev, Andrey Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary RussiaRoutledge
2019Tillin, Louise Indian FederalismOxford University Press
2019Tremblay, Arjun Diversity in Decline? The Rise of the Political Right and the Fate of MulticulturalismPalgrave Macmillan
2018Yashar, Deborah J. Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin AmericaCambridge University Press

Other Reviews

Publishers are welcome to send books for review to the below address:

Daniel Cetrà
St John's Land 3rd floor
Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

The journal is also open to commissioning relevant book reviews outside the list. Please contact Daniel Cetrà to discuss further.

Editorial information

  • Book Review Editor: Daniel Cetrà, University of Edinburgh (d.cetra@ed.ac.uk)