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Title The federal nation [electronic resource] ; Perspectives on American federalism / Edited by Iwan Morgan, Philip J. Davies.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

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Physical description 288 p.
Series Studies of the Americas
Notes Ebook.
Originally published in: 2009.
Contents PART I: AMERICAN FEDERALISM IN NATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE * Federalism, the Bush Administration, and the Evolution of American Politics - Tim Conlan * What a Difference a Few Decades Make: American Conservatism, Constitutional Issues, and the Bush Presidency - Joel D. Aberbach & Gillian Peele * Canada's "Open Federalism": Past, Present, and Future Tense - Christopher Dunn * PART II: AMERICAN FEDERALISM IN TRANSITION * Three Faces of Contemporary American Federalism - John Kinkaid * Fragmented Structures and Blurred Boundaries: Strategies for Regional Governance - Carl W. Stenberg * Congressional Devolution of Powers - Joseph Zimmerman * PART III: AMERICAN FEDERALISM AND INEQUALITY * Hurricane Katrina and the Persistence of Racially Structured Federalism - Kimberley Johnson * The Politics of the State Children's Health Insurance Program - Douglas Jaenicke & Alex Waddan * Understanding the Politics of Rights in a Punitive Era: Indigent Defense 1972 to the Present - Alissa Worden & Andrew Davies * PART IV: AMERICAN FEDERALISM AND SOCIAL ISSUES * Gay Rights, the Marriage Protection Amendment, and the States - Edward Ashbee * Clearing the Air: The New Politics of Public Smoking in the US - Christopher J. Bailey * Abortion, the Judiciary, and Federalism in North America - Robert McKeever * Federalism and American Federal Education Policy - Jon Parker.
File type Document
Summary 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. 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.
"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.
System notes Adobe Ebook Reader: Adobe PDF.
History notes Iwan W. Morgan is Professor of American History at London Guildhall University. Philip J. Davies is Professor of American Studies at De Montfort University.
Other author Morgan, Iwan W.
Davies, Philip J.
Subject Political structure & processes.
Politics and Government.
ISBN 9780230617254 : 䶮00
0230617255 : 䶮00