• Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
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  • Section C) Regional integration processes
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  • del Real Alcalá J. Alberto
    Calidad democrática, descentralización y Constitución Española
    in Cuadernos Manuel Giménez Abad , n. 6, diciembre ,  2013 ,  181-191
    There is a link between the quality of democracy and decentralization. In Spain, there is a close link between the democratic quality and cultural, as well as functional decentralization. The right to autonomy (Article 2 Spanish Constitution) is the constitutional basis of the decentralization process. Nevertheless, some nationalities have chosen to manage and implement this constitutional right towards an ideal identity and not as a collective right. Through the formal right to autonomy, these nationalities do not exercise the right to autonomy materials (according to constitutional premises) but a substantive right to cultural self-determination of peoples, whose ultimate logic is secession. Full text available online at http://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/4723946.pdf Download
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