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Introduction: Two spaces of subsidiarity?

Mul�, Rosa; Walzenbach, G�nter


Rosa Mul�


Scholarship on subsidiarity conducted since the nineteenth century has developed two strands of interpretation suggesting competing models of social organisation as far as the potential location of decision-making power is concerned. While this intellectual effort has mainly concentrated on political experiences in continental Europe, and gained further traction with the principle’s recognition in European Union law, the institutional architecture of Commonwealth countries has experienced relative neglect. This collection, however, examines the debates around competing ordering principles with evidence coming from operational problems of Westminster style democracies in four world regions, and considers how a multi-disciplinary perspective can guide comparative analysis.


Mulé, R., & Walzenbach, G. (2019). Introduction: Two spaces of subsidiarity?. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 57(2), 141-152.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 4, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 4, 2019
Publication Date Apr 1, 2019
Journal Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
Print ISSN 1466-2043
Electronic ISSN 1743-9094
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 57
Issue 2
Pages 141-152
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