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Gergana Maneva
Legal researcher, Centre for European Programmes, American University in Bulgaria.

Shaohong Zhuang
MA in Advanced Legislative Sudies, IALS, University of London, LLB in Xiamen University, P.R. China, currently studying for MSc Management, Imperial College, London.

Helen Xanthaki
Senior Lecturer and Academic Director, Centre for Legislative Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Eric B. Litwack
Eric B. Litwack holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Queen's University at Kingston (Canada). He is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Queen's University at Kingston's International Study Centre, in East Sussex, UK. For assistance in the preparation of this work, he would like to express his gratitude to the University of London's IALS, where he recently completed a research fellowship. Thanks are also due to Grant Amyot, Gerard Horgan and Constantin Stefanou for their helpful critical comments.

Christiana Fountoulakis
Dr. iur., Assistent Professor of Private Law, University of Basel, Switzerland. I would like to sincerely thank lic. phil. stud. iur. Ronald Kunz, Mariel Dimsey, LL.M., and dr. iur. Michael Mraz for their final critical review of this paper.

Michael Frischkorn
Associate Attorney at Sauce, Tardy & Blumenthal, a small litigation firm based in Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
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Access_open Building blocks of a legal system. Comments on Summers' <i>Preadvies for the Vereniging voor Wijsbegeerte van het Recht</i>

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 2 2005
Keywords computer, modellenrecht, vereniging, character, contract, leasing, machine, model
Authors B. Verheij

B. Verheij
Article

Policy for Commercializing CBERS Data

Legal Issues Related to New Developments in Space Applications: Navigation, Remote Sensing and GIS

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 1 2005
Authors A.F. dos Santos

A.F. dos Santos
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Convergence of Telecommunication Services and the Problems of their Regulation

Convergence and Privatization in Telecommunications: Institutional and Other Responses

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 5 2005
Authors R.M. Ramírez de Arellano and J.D. Carbajal Smith

R.M. Ramírez de Arellano

J.D. Carbajal Smith

    The hollow state is a metaphor for the process in which the position of the nation-state is weakened, as authority is transferred to the EU level or regional level (horizontal shift) and to the private domain (vertical). We argue that the analysis of this process should not focus narrowly on formal rules and sovereignty, but that the most fruitful approach is a thorough empirical assessment of the changes taking place in various aspects of the nation-state. Moreover, the scope should be broadened to include the transformation of political decision making: from government to governance. In particular, we discuss the consequences for the functioning of political parties. We conclude that member states indeed lose policy autonomy to EU integration, and have to share authority with several other actors. Yet, because of its ability to adapt to external challenges, the state remains a relevant and important entity.


Harmen Binnema
Doctoraal onderzoeker aan de Afdeling Politicologie, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Noël P. Vergunst
Postdoctoraal onderzoeker aan de Afdeling Politicologie, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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Partis politiques nationaux en crise?

Organisation des partis et décentralisation. Une comparaison de l’Espagne et du Royaume Uni

Journal Res Publica, Issue 1 2005
Authors Elodie Fabre, Bart Maddens, Wilfried Swenden e.a.
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    This article investigates the link between state decentralization and party decentralization. We study the impact of the type (dual, integrative, asymmetrical) and degree of decentralization on two dimensions of the relationship between a party’s central party organs and its regional branches: the autonomy of the regional branches to manage their regional affairs and the degree of participation of the regional branches in the central party. We compare the organization of five state-wide parties in two decentralized multi-national polities, Spain and the UK. Our analysis of their party statutes partly confirms the link between degree and asymmetry of decentralization and party organization. However, the impact of the type of distribution of powers between the state and its regions is much less clear. This article shows the need to investigate the influence of other factors such as regional party competition and electoral rules on the type of central-regional relationships within state-wide parties.


Elodie Fabre
Doctorante au Département de science politique à la Katholieke Universiteit de Leuven.

Bart Maddens
Professeur en science politique à la Katholieke Universiteit de Leuven.

Wilfried Swenden
Professeur en science politique à l’Université de Edimbourg, Ecosse.

Robertas Pogorelis
Collaborateur scientifique au Département de science politique à la Katholieke Universiteit de Leuven.
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Centraal-lokale relaties in Vlaanderen: verdeel of heers?

Journal Res Publica, Issue 1 2005
Authors Koenraad De Ceuninck, Carl Devos, Herwig Reynaert e.a.
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    An important element in the debate on the hollowed State is the extent to which the subsidiary idea caused a decrease in dominance of the central State and lead to a multifaceted process of decentralisation. A case in point is the recent regionalisation of the competency to organise local government in Belgium. Based on Page and Goldsmith’s three dimensions in intergovernmental relations between central and local government (functions, discretion and access), we test the discourse of the reform of the local government in Flanders to its practice. It is argued that the principles of a subsidiary founded municipal autonomy, a growing fiscal and functional discretion and a personal disentanglement of local and central decision-makers was inspired by northern European models of government relations. These, however, are only partially being confirmed by the praxis of the reforms, as the main principles of the existing southern European models persist.


Koenraad De Ceuninck
Assistent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.

Carl Devos
Docent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.

Herwig Reynaert
Docent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.

Sofie Staelraeve
Assistent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.

Kristof Steyvers
Doctor-assistent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.

Tony Valcke
Assistent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.

Dries Verlet
Doctor-assistent van de Vakgroep Politieke wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent.
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