Why States? The Challenge of Federalism [NOOK Book]

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Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom. It checks the centralization of the national government and protects a sphere of state autonomy and local self-government, the result of which is a great open space for the flourishing of civil society.In this intriguing monograph, former Deputy Secretary of Education Eugene Hickok makes the case for ...
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Overview

Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom. It checks the centralization of the national government and protects a sphere of state autonomy and local self-government, the result of which is a great open space for the flourishing of civil society.In this intriguing monograph, former Deputy Secretary of Education Eugene Hickok makes the case for federalism, tells of its early practice, and explains how modern bureaucratic government, the rights revolution, and judicial supremacy have come to take its place, all to the detriment of liberty and civic virtue.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891951513
  • Publisher: Heritage Foundation
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Series: First Principles Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Matthew Spalding is the Vice President of American Studies and the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation. Euguene W. Hickok is a leading advocate for public education reform and an expert in constitutional law. His extensive career in education policy led to his appointment as Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education and service on the boards of trustees of Pennsylvania's four state-related universities and onthe State System fo Higher Education's Board of Governors. In 2004, Hickok was appointed U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education after having served as the Under Secretary of Education.
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