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See detailThe federal electoral constituency in Belgium: deliberative perspectives
Dodeigne, Jérémy ULg

Conference (2011, August)

Belgium constitutes a good illustration of Mill’s statement about public opinion in divided societies: “the united public opinion…cannot exist [in a country which citizens] read and speak different ... [more ▼]

Belgium constitutes a good illustration of Mill’s statement about public opinion in divided societies: “the united public opinion…cannot exist [in a country which citizens] read and speak different languages” (1993: 391-7). However, according to Lijphart (2007), sociological and political divisions are not problematic. On the contrary, his seminal work on consociationalism promotes such separations among social groups through power-sharing and self-rule. Concerning its electoral system, Belgium represents a striking case of consociational design; whereas criticised by several due to its consequences on the Belgian political system. Indeed, it implies an ethnicisation of political life while it favours intra-groups’ claims escalation as well as it prevents inter-groups communication. In this respect, the proposal for a federal electoral constituency (FEC) in Belgium was put back on the agenda in 2007. First proposed in 1979, the proposal was quite fairly debated during the electoral campaign and government formation.This proposal offers deliberative perspectives to that question. Indeed, electoral studies do not tackle citizens’ perceptions, at least not directly, nor do they focus on reasons of citizens’ opinions. Yet, a specific deliberative methodology (scenario workshop) can explore this research path. Based on data collected during autumn 2009, we can offer tentative answers to crucial questions relating to citizens’ opinions about the FEC: what do they think? Do they feel involved and concerned by this debate? Do they agree or disagree with the electoral reform proposal? And, more importantly, why do they think so when invited to deliberate with other citizens, politicians and experts? [less ▲]

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See detailFederal public administration reform in Belgium: new public management under deconstruction
Joris, Geoffrey ULg; de Visscher, Christian; Montuelle, Caroline

in actes du colloques de l'AFSP (2009)

Since the 1980s we assist at a co-evolutionary redefinition of social structures that its permanence contributes to legitimate it. In this perspective, the particularities of each modernities are put in ... [more ▼]

Since the 1980s we assist at a co-evolutionary redefinition of social structures that its permanence contributes to legitimate it. In this perspective, the particularities of each modernities are put in an explicit perspective and raise question because they have lost their own evidence.4 While industrial modernity is characterized by a discourse on stability, radical modernity is characterized by an information overload, an hyper-complexity, the emergence of a multidimensional uncertainty reinforced by the mergence of a multidimensional value configuration and social mobility.5 In the field of public administration, all these elements converge towards the need to construct some form of post-bureaucratic or reflexive public civil service structured through flexible and open management instruments [less ▲]

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See detailFederal Risk Inventory, Survey and Knowledge building (FRISK)
Cornélis, Bernard; Brunet, Sébastien ULg; Juprelle, Pol

Report (2004)

1. Introduction Le projet FRISK (Federal Risk Inventory, Survey and Knowledge building) est une recherche commanditée par le Centre Gouvernemental de Coordination et de Crise (CGCCR) ou centre de crise ci ... [more ▼]

1. Introduction Le projet FRISK (Federal Risk Inventory, Survey and Knowledge building) est une recherche commanditée par le Centre Gouvernemental de Coordination et de Crise (CGCCR) ou centre de crise ci-après. Cette recherche s’inscrit dans une démarche constructive et prospective. Ses objectifs sont multiples et ambitieux : - établir une méthodologie permettant de reproduire la démarche ; - inventorier de manière exhaustive les dangers et risques auxquels la société actuelle est exposée ; - évaluer la fréquence de ces menaces ; - ainsi que leurs conséquences et impacts sur la population belge ; - classer (regrouper en famille et donner une priorité) aux risques ; - consulter les membres et les partenaires du CGCCR pour connaître leur évaluation ; - analyser les différentes approches ; - prendre en compte la perception de la population ; - s’inspirer d’études et de travaux similaires, belges et internationaux ; - inscrire cette étude dans le cadre de la définition d’une situation de crise conformément aux AR du 18 avril 1988 (création du CGCCR) et du 31 janvier 2003 (définition phase 4). [less ▲]

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See detailLa fédéralisation des allocations familiales et son impact sur la répartition des compétences
Behrendt, Christian ULg

Conference (2012, March 22)

Communication orale donnée le 22 mars 2012 à "l'Université de printemps" organisée par La Ligue des Familles et consacrée à la défédéralisation projetée de la compétence des allocations familiales, telle ... [more ▼]

Communication orale donnée le 22 mars 2012 à "l'Université de printemps" organisée par La Ligue des Familles et consacrée à la défédéralisation projetée de la compétence des allocations familiales, telle que décidée dans l'accord institutionnel du 11 octobre 2011. [less ▲]

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See detailFédéralisation et structures institutionnelles : la Belgique entre refondation et liquidation
Beaufays, Jean ULg; Matagne, Geoffroy ULg; Verjans, Pierre ULg

in Beaufays, Jean; Matagne, Geoffroy (Eds.) La Belgique en mutation. Systèmes politiques et politiques publiques (1968-2008) (2009)

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See detailFederalism and Violence : Subsidiarity as a Regulatory Principle
d'Alcantara, Gonzalès; Verjans, Pierre ULg

in Malfliet, Katlijn; Nasyrova, Liliana (Eds.) Federalism : Choices in Law, Institutions ans Policy : A comparative Approach with Focus on the Russian Federation (1998)

It is useful, for every federal project, to be able to check the aspects of subsidiarity as regulatory mechanism and to mix it with social exclusion and René Girard's scapegoat mechanism. Political ... [more ▼]

It is useful, for every federal project, to be able to check the aspects of subsidiarity as regulatory mechanism and to mix it with social exclusion and René Girard's scapegoat mechanism. Political systems, economic markets and modern cultures all use violence, but the rules which govern them should keep this violence at a minimal level in such a way as to keep it under control. [less ▲]

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See detailFédéralisme
Beaufays, Jean ULg; Matagne, Geoffroy ULg

in Bourdeau; Merrill (Eds.) DicoPo : Dictionnaire de théorie politique (2007)

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See detailLe fédéralisme africain
Kabamba, Bob ULg

Learning material (2002)

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See detailLe fédéralisme belge. Enjeux institutionnels, acteurs socio-politiques et opinions publiques
Dandoy, Régis; Matagne, Geoffroy ULg; Van Wynsberghe, Caroline

Book published by Academia-L'Harmattan (2013)

Entre 2007 et 2011, la Belgique a connu deux périodes de crise politique. Après les élections de juin 2007, 194 jours ont été nécessaires pour former un gouvernement qui chuta sur le dossier de Bruxelles ... [more ▼]

Entre 2007 et 2011, la Belgique a connu deux périodes de crise politique. Après les élections de juin 2007, 194 jours ont été nécessaires pour former un gouvernement qui chuta sur le dossier de Bruxelles-Hal-Vilvorde. La crise politique qui suivit les élections anticipées de juin 2010 fut la plus longue de l’histoire du pays. Au terme d’une période de 541 jours sans gouvernement de plein exercice, la normalisation du fonctionnement institutionnel du pays reste dépendante de la mise en œuvre de l’accord institutionnel atteint en 2011 et des dynamiques bipolaires et centrifuges du fédéralisme belge. Cet ouvrage propose des études consacrées aux enjeux institutionnels (première partie), aux acteurs socio-politiques (deuxième partie), aux médias et aux opinions publiques (deuxième partie) au cours de la période précédant le nouveau compromis institutionnel de 2011. Elles sont autant de clés pour comprendre les dynamiques qui ont conduit à cette nouvelle étape du fédéralisme belge et les perspectives d’évolution qui s’ouvrent aujourd’hui. [less ▲]

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See detailLe fédéralisme budgétaire : mode d'emploi
Husson, Jean-François ULg

in Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economique (2001), XL(3), 176

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See detailLe fédéralisme en Belgique et au Canada
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Fournier, Bernard; Reuchamps, Min (Eds.) Le fédéralisme en Belgique et au Canada. Comparaison sociopolitique (2009)

Belgium and Canada are definitely two very different countries in terms of geography, demographics, history. Politically, however, they share similar fundamental features: two distinct linguistic ... [more ▼]

Belgium and Canada are definitely two very different countries in terms of geography, demographics, history. Politically, however, they share similar fundamental features: two distinct linguistic communities (and the minority in each case is French-speaking) live together in a federal system which is animated by political conflicts. Thus, Belgium and Canada are two interesting cases of multinational federations and it seems to be possible and above all insightful to study each case in light of the other. In this introduction, we first expose the rationale behind the comparative dialogue which is at the heart of this collective endeavor. Then, we briefly present each contribution and how they fit in the overall structure of the book. [less ▲]

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See detailLe fédéralisme en Belgique et au Canada. Comparaison sociopolitique
Fournier, Bernard ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

Book published by De Boeck Université (2009)

Federalism in Belgium and Canada is definitely a key issue. In this edited book, the authors from both side of the Ocean explore the Belgian and the Canadian federal system. This endeavour leads to a ... [more ▼]

Federalism in Belgium and Canada is definitely a key issue. In this edited book, the authors from both side of the Ocean explore the Belgian and the Canadian federal system. This endeavour leads to a fruitful comparative dialogue between experts of federalism. Five topics are especially analysed: the federal dynamics, the distribution of powers, the protection of minorities, the international relations, and the future of the federations. [less ▲]

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See detailFédéralisme et extrême droite au Royaume-Uni
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

in Fédéralisme - Régionalisme (2002), 2

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See detailFédéralisme et politique intégrée de l'environnement
Pâques, Michel ULg

in La protection de l'environnement au coeur du système juridique international et du droit interne (2003)

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See detailLe fédéralisme et ses deux sens – négatifs – en Belgique francophone
Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2009), 54(4), 527-540

For the last fifteen years, Belgium has experienced officially federalism. Federalism, federation, federal state and federal entities, federal government or system federal are all concepts that are often ... [more ▼]

For the last fifteen years, Belgium has experienced officially federalism. Federalism, federation, federal state and federal entities, federal government or system federal are all concepts that are often used but whose definition is not always clear. The aim of the article is twofold: one the one hand, this article offers a definition of all these terms and, on the other hand, it explores the understanding of federalism by francophone Belgian citizens. [less ▲]

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See detailFédéralisme fiscal belge
Bourgeois, Marc ULg

Conference (2003, April)

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See detailFédéralisme fiscal belge
Bourgeois, Marc ULg

Conference (2003, April)

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See detailLe fédéralisme vu par les citoyens : quatre (mini-)assemblées citoyennes en Belgique et au Canada
Reuchamps, Min ULg

Scientific conference (2008, February 05)

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See detailLe fédéralisme « incompris » : perceptions et préférences d’un auditoire d’étudiants de l’ULg
Grandjean, Geoffrey ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg; Flaba, Elodie ULg et al

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2009), 54(3), 405-430

How do citizens who grew up in a federal system understand federalism in their country? To answer this important question, in an experimental design, we asked 234 French-speaking Belgian university ... [more ▼]

How do citizens who grew up in a federal system understand federalism in their country? To answer this important question, in an experimental design, we asked 234 French-speaking Belgian university students to “draw Belgium”. No other guidelines were given. In addition to this request, the students were asked to fill in a 19-question questionnaire about their federal perceptions and preferences as well as political and socio-demographic indicators. In this article, we analyze the results of the questionnaire and reflect on the relationships between representations and perceptions of federalism in Belgium. [less ▲]

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