The Federal Nation: Perspectives on American Federalism

The Federal Nation: Perspectives on American Federalism

by I. Morgan
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230609402
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Series:
Studies of the Americas Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

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