Introduction to the special issue : reframing German Federalism


In recent years, Germany’s federal system has been subject to a number of pressures for change. A constitutional debate on ‘disentangling’ the legislative roles of federal and Länder institutions which stuttered through the 1990s and into the 2000s finally led to a re-allocation of competences in 2006. These reforms shifted some areas of legislative responsibility from the federal to the Länder level and relaxed rules which had earlier justified a federal override when both levels held legislative responsibilities concurrently. At the very least, these constitutional adjustments increased the potential for policy outputs to diverge from one Land to another and give expression to territorial differences in priority and preference.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Politics, History and International Relations
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Aston Centre for Europe
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in German Politics on 20/4/16, available online:
Publication ISSN: 1743-8993
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 11:16
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 12:50
Full Text Link: 10.1080/09644008.2016.1165804
Related URLs: http://www.tand ... 08.2016.1165804 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2016-04-20
Accepted Date: 2016-03-31
Authors: Pamphilis, Niccole M.
Jeffery, Charlie
Rowe, Carolyn
Turner, Ed



Version: Accepted Version

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