Nearly half the world's people live in countries with federal systems of government. A common ambition of such federations - and, indeed, often a key factor in their origins - has been to create integrated internal markets capable of generating higher levels of economic growth and prosperity. Yet
despite the importance of such developments, there has never been a broad comparative study of how internal markets have been managed within federal or multi-level systems.
Internal Markets and Multi-level Governance breaks new ground in providing just such a study. George Anderson,
long-time president and now president emeritus of the Forum of Federations, has assembled a team of leading experts on the politics and economics of federal systems and set them the task of analyzing the management of internal markets in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Switzerland, as well
as the European Union. Though similar economic and political factors often play a role in driving the development of internal markets, outcomes and experiences vary widely depending on individual political and economic circumstances. In the concluding chapter, Anderson attempts to draw some
comparative conclusions and highlight potential lessons for policymakers.
1. George Anderson: Introduction
2. Cliff Walsh: Australia
3. William Dymond and Monique Moreau: Canada
4. Jacques Pelkmans: The European Union
5. Thomas Cottier and Matthias Oesch: Switzerland
6. Conrad J. Weiler, Jr.: The United States of America
7. George Anderson: Internal Markets in Federal or Multi-level Systems
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George Anderson, President Emeritus of the Forum of Federations, served as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Government of Canada. He studied at Queen's, Oxford, and the École nationale d'administration in Paris and on sabbatical at Harvard. He is the
author of Federalism: An Introduction and Fiscal Federalism: An Introduction, and editor of Oil and Gas in Federal Systems.