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Federalism

A Dialogue

David Shapiro (author)

ISBN: 9780810112803

Publication Date: Sep 1995

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

An exploration of the virtues and defects of federalism as it has developed from a variety of perspectives that include historical, constitutional, economic, social and political considerations.
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An exploration of the virtues and defects of federalism as it has developed from a variety of perspectives that include historical, constitutional, economic, social and political considerations. Using the dialectical form adopted by advocates trying a case before a court, the author examines the strongest arguments on the two prinicpal sides of the issue but also probes the potential value of the dialectical process itself.
Pages 192
Date Published 30 Sep 1995
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Subject/s Constitutional & administrative law   Constitution: government & the state  
Part 1 The case for strong national authority: concepts of federalism impose no sifnificant constitutional limits on the exercise of national authority or on the displacement of state law and regulation by national law; the existence of significant state autonomy is economically counterproductive. Part 2 The case for federalism as a constraint on national authority: the history and text of the constitution, as well as developments during and since its ratification, guarantee both the existence of the states and their right to play a significant role in the federal system; the preservation of a significant policymaking role for the states is not only constitutionally required but also economically, socially and politically desirable. Part 3 Striking the balance - federalism and dialogue: the constitutional and structural bases of our federal system; the exercise of discretion.

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