Apart from providing close examination to the role of intergovernmental interaction in a federal state, the book strived to uncover some response of Ethiopian federalism to the urbanization imperatives at the countries largest urban environment. In the light of broader notions of federalism and urbanization, it identified the main sources of inter-jurisdictional territorial dispute/competition, the main actors involved; mechanisms/institutions used to manage and thereby examined the effectiveness of the prevailing managing efforts. The much needed consideration of the link between territorial approach in the Ethiopian federal arrangement, its federal capital city and the processes of urbanization is the essential emphasis of the book. The book includes experiences of other federations in arranging their federal capital cities and suggests how Ethiopia might learn from the peculiarities that other federations depicted in reconciling of their federal capital city arrangement with the ongoing urbanization processes. Hence,the analysis is significant for professionals in the fields of comparative federal studies and urban management and administration.