The Federal Nation: Perspectives on American Federalism

The Federal Nation: Perspectives on American Federalism

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349375899
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/08/2009
Series: Studies of the Americas
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 265
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Iwan W. Morgan is a Professor of US Studies and Head of US Programmes at the Institute of the Americas, University College London, UK.

Table of 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

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