New book chapter: „Between Co-evolution and Intercurrence: How Democracy has shaped Federalism in Canada”. In Benz, Arthur and Jared Sonnicksen (eds.): Federal Democracies at Work: Varieties of Complex Government. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 142-163.

April 15, 2021

This chapter uses the example of Canada to examine the problems and dynamics resulting from a specific combination of democracy and federalism, a combination based on loose coupling. The chapter builds on concepts developed in the literature on American political development (APD) to analytically frame the discussion. Building on this conceptual framework, the chapter examines the configuration and consequences of intercurrent authority relationships between democracy and federalism in Canada.