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The Federal Nation
Perspectives on American Federalism
 
 
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08 Jan 2009
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This volume gathers contributors from both the US and UK to provide a comparative examination of federalism in the Bush era, a period of huge change in national politics, but also one of significant shifts in US federalism in relation to social and socioeconomic issues.


Description

This volume gathers contributors from both the US and UK to provide a comparative examination of federalism in the Bush era, a period of huge change in national politics, but also one of significant shifts in US federalism in relation to social and socioeconomic issues.


Reviews

"With experienced editors and contributions from scholars of high caliber, The Federal Nation is a well-thought out and cohesively organized volume that engages and advances research on federalism." - James Pfiffner, University Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University

"The breadth of authors is distinguished and impressive in this wide-ranging book on contemporary American federalism. The subject of federalism is approached from various standpoints: historical, comparative, issue-based, legal/constitutional and functional. Federalism is at the very heart of the American system. Writing and controversy surrounding the presidency of George W. Bush have tended to be overwhelmingly concerned with foreign policy and, to a slightly lesser extent, with the growth of presidential power and authority. The Federal Nation shifts the focus to Bush’s ‘big government conservatism’ in the context of relations between Washington and the state and local governments. This is an excellent approach and a significant contribution to the field." - John Dumbrell, Professor of Government, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University


Contents

PART I: AMERICAN FEDERALISM IN NATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Federalism, the Bush Administration, and the Evolution of American Politics; T.Conlan
What a Difference a Few Decades Make: American Conservatism, Constitutional Issues, and the Bush Presidency; J.D.Aberbach& G.Peele
Canada's "Open Federalism": Past, Present, and Future Tense; C.Dunn
PART II: AMERICAN FEDERALISM IN TRANSITION
Three Faces of Contemporary American Federalism; J.Kinkaid
Fragmented Structures and Blurred Boundaries: Strategies for Regional Governance; C.W.Stenberg
Congressional Devolution of Powers; J.Zimmerman
PART III: AMERICAN FEDERALISM AND INEQUALITY
Hurricane Katrina and the Persistence of Racially Structured Federalism; K.Johnson
The Politics of the State Children's Health Insurance Program; D.Jaenicke& A.Waddan
Understanding the Politics of Rights in a Punitive Era: Indigent Defense 1972 to the Present; A.Worden& A.Davies
PART IV: AMERICAN FEDERALISM AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Gay Rights, the Marriage Protection Amendment, and the States; E.Ashbee
Clearing the Air: The New Politics of Public Smoking in the US; C.J.Bailey
Abortion, the Judiciary, and Federalism in North America; R.McKeever
Federalism and American Federal Education Policy; J.Parker


Authors

IWAN W. MORGAN is Professor of American History at London Guildhall University, UK.
 
PHILIP J. DAVIES is Professor of American Studies at De Montfort University, UK.