Federal Nation: Perspectives on American Federalism [NOOK Book]

Overview

Federalism is often described as the greatest of the American contributions to the art of government, but it has been an evolving and protean entity since its original establishment in the Constitution. Based on the contributions of international scholars, this volume explores three facets of modern federalism: the vertical tensions over the distribution of authority between national and sub-national governments; the tensions between the national government's role as the instrument of policy uniformity throughout...
See more details below
Federal Nation: Perspectives on American Federalism

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$100.00
BN.com price

Overview

Federalism is often described as the greatest of the American contributions to the art of government, but it has been an evolving and protean entity since its original establishment in the Constitution. Based on the contributions of international scholars, this volume explores three facets of modern federalism: the vertical tensions over the distribution of authority between national and sub-national governments; the tensions between the national government's role as the instrument of policy uniformity throughout the nation and the inclination of the states to take different approaches to similar issues in light of their own political cultures; and the changing context of federalism in the more conservative political context of recent times. In addition, a number of the essays explore the Canadian model of federalism, which helps to place the U.S. model in comparative context.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230268951
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: Studies of the Americas Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 983 KB

Meet the Author

Iwan Morgan is Professor of U.S. Studies and Head of U.S. programs at the Institute for the Study of the Americas. He is the author of numerous books and articles in his specialist field of economic policy and is currently writing a book on presidents and the Budget deficit. Philip Davies is Professor of American Studies at De Montfort University and Director of the British Library’s Eccles Center for American Studies. He is a specialist in U.S. electoral politics, on which he has published extensively.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


List of Figures List of Tables Introduction Iwan W. Morgan Morgan, Iwan W. 1 Pt. I U.S. Federalism in National and Comparative Perspective
1 Federalism, the Bush Administration and the Evolution of American Politics Timothy J. Conlan Conlan, Timothy J. 11
2 What a Difference a Few Decades Make: The Conservative Movement, Executive Power, and the Constitution in the United States Joel D. Aberbach Aberbach, Joel D. Gillian Peele Peele, Gillian 25
3 Canada's "Open Federalism": Past, Present, and Future Christopher Dunn Dunn, Christopher 39 Pt. II Intergovernmental Strategies in Contemporary Federalism
4 Three Faces of Contemporary American Federalism John Kincaid Kincaid, John 63
5 Fragmented Structures and Blurred Boundaries: Strategies for Regional Governance Carl W. Stenbew Stenbew, Carl W. 83
6 Congressional Devolution of Power Joseph F. Zimmerman Zimmerman, Joseph F. 103 Pt. III Inequality and Federalism
7 Hurricane Katrina, Racial Federalism, and the American State: A Tale Foretold? Kimberley S. Johnson Johnson, Kimberley S. 129
8 The Politics and Policy of the State Children's Health Insurance Program Alex Waddan Waddan, Alex Douglas Jaenicke Jaenicke, Douglas 147
9 Criminal Justice Policy Across the United States: Due Process in the Punitive Turn Andrew Davies Davies, Andrew Alissa Pollitz Worden Worden, Alissa Pollitz 167 Pt. IV Uniformity and Diversity in Federalism
10 Gay Rights, the Federal Marriage Amendment, and the States Edward Ashbee Ashbee, Edward 187
11 Clearing the Air: The New Politics of Public Smoking Christopher J. Bailey Bailey, Christopher J. 207
12 Abortion, the Judiciary and Federalism in North AmericaRobert McKeever McKeever, Robert 223
13 No Child Left Behind: Federalism and Education Policy Jonathan Parker Parker, Jonathan 241 Index 261
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)