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De besluitvormingsmechanismen op nationaal en gewestelijk vlak : Een federale staat zonder federaal gezag ?

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  • Omer Coenen

Abstract

The rapid evolution that has taken place since the state reform of 1980 has made the need felt that some options of this state reform must be adjusted. In spite of this need, the core question is whether or not one should, in the first place, adapt the structures of the national government so it can carry out its national tasks. The clear establishment of communities and regions, the structuring of the political parties on the basis of these entities, the socio-economic substratum that is based on the duality, of the country, are indexes that show that the regions have numerous policy supporting structures while they are virtually absent on the national level. The political decision making on the national level is very restricted in this perspective. The state reform of 1980 has established three levels of equal standing between which the division is total. However, the probem immediately arises of a common parliament and a socio-economic substratum on which a national parliament and a national government should be able to rest if the Belgian state is to survive with its substructures. The solution here is twofold : either the substructures wilt have to create organs of the central state or the organs of the central state wilt have to be assembled on the basis of a national political election free of the substructures.

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Coenen, O., (1984) “De besluitvormingsmechanismen op nationaal en gewestelijk vlak : Een federale staat zonder federaal gezag ?”, Res Publica 26(3), p.333-340. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v26i3.19262

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29 Sep 1984
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