Book Review: Local Government and Metropolitan Regions in Federal Systems

Jill Symonds
Brian Walisser


This is the sixth volume in an impressive series published as A Global Dialogue on Federalism. The series is published on behalf of the Forum of Federations ( and the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies ( This is the first volume in the series to explore the role and position of local and regional governments in federal systems. The volume consists of a dozen case studies plus introductory and concluding chapters by the editor.

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Courchene, Thomas J. 1995. Celebrating Flexibility: An Interpretive Essay on the Evolution of Canadian Federalism, Montral: C.D. Howe Institute.

Leo, Christopher 2006. 'Deep Federalism: Respecting Community Difference in National Policy', Canadian Journal of Political Science 39:3 (September 2006) 481506.