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The Resource American federalism : a concise introduction, Larry N. Gerston

American federalism : a concise introduction, Larry N. Gerston

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American federalism : a concise introduction
Title
American federalism
Title remainder
a concise introduction
Statement of responsibility
Larry N. Gerston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding federalism is central to the study of democratic government in the United States. This book examines the historical and philosophical underpinnings of federalism; and the ways in which institutional political power is both diffused and concentrated in the United States
Action
digitized
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Gerston, Larry N
Dewey number
320.473/049
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal government
  • United States
Label
American federalism : a concise introduction, Larry N. Gerston
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-188) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Creating a new nation -- 1. The great political experiment -- Defining federalism and organized power in the "first new nation" -- Endless nuances -- The four characteristics of federalism -- Fluidity and continuity -- Outcomes of federalism -- Follow the bouncing ball, the uncertainties of federalism -- Looking ahead -- 2. Reordering the rules on power and governance -- Questioning the traditional rules on power and governance -- New theories and the old regime : sowing the seeds of change -- Articles of confederation : the first effort at self-governance -- The constitutional convention : the second effort at self-governance -- From the past to the present -- pt. II. Organizing a federal system of government -- 3. The Appeal of tradition -- Tradition : the conservative ethic in America -- To trust or not to trust the people, conflicting themes -- The constitution : assigned powers and early interpretations -- Pitting liberty against equality? -- Tradition, yes, but what tradition? -- 4. Institutional change agents : political wellsprings -- The courts as change agents -- The president as a change agent -- The congress as a change agent -- National institutions on the march -- 5. Informal pressures on the power flow -- Political parties -- Interest groups -- Bureaucracy : pushing from the periphery of power -- Public opinion -- Informal pressures : ambiguous but real -- pt. III. The dimensions of modern federalism -- 6. Vertical federalism -- National/state relations -- National/local federalism -- State/local relations -- Federal grants-in-aid as a catalyst for control -- National/private sector relations -- Vertical federalism in perspective -- 7. Horizontal federalism : arrangements among the states -- State political cultures in the federal framework -- Public opinion and policy differences -- State-to-state competition -- Regional cooperation -- Horizontal federalism in the twenty-first century -- 8. The international dimension of federalism -- The many faces of globalization -- Immigration -- Security -- International dimensions in a domestic context -- pt. IV. Continuity and change -- 9. Explaining federalism in the twenty-first century -- Problem-solving housed in a defined political structure -- Emerging themes, new directions, unanswered questions -- The future of American federalism
Control code
ocn166882192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 197 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780765622105
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166882192
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
American federalism : a concise introduction, Larry N. Gerston
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-188) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Creating a new nation -- 1. The great political experiment -- Defining federalism and organized power in the "first new nation" -- Endless nuances -- The four characteristics of federalism -- Fluidity and continuity -- Outcomes of federalism -- Follow the bouncing ball, the uncertainties of federalism -- Looking ahead -- 2. Reordering the rules on power and governance -- Questioning the traditional rules on power and governance -- New theories and the old regime : sowing the seeds of change -- Articles of confederation : the first effort at self-governance -- The constitutional convention : the second effort at self-governance -- From the past to the present -- pt. II. Organizing a federal system of government -- 3. The Appeal of tradition -- Tradition : the conservative ethic in America -- To trust or not to trust the people, conflicting themes -- The constitution : assigned powers and early interpretations -- Pitting liberty against equality? -- Tradition, yes, but what tradition? -- 4. Institutional change agents : political wellsprings -- The courts as change agents -- The president as a change agent -- The congress as a change agent -- National institutions on the march -- 5. Informal pressures on the power flow -- Political parties -- Interest groups -- Bureaucracy : pushing from the periphery of power -- Public opinion -- Informal pressures : ambiguous but real -- pt. III. The dimensions of modern federalism -- 6. Vertical federalism -- National/state relations -- National/local federalism -- State/local relations -- Federal grants-in-aid as a catalyst for control -- National/private sector relations -- Vertical federalism in perspective -- 7. Horizontal federalism : arrangements among the states -- State political cultures in the federal framework -- Public opinion and policy differences -- State-to-state competition -- Regional cooperation -- Horizontal federalism in the twenty-first century -- 8. The international dimension of federalism -- The many faces of globalization -- Immigration -- Security -- International dimensions in a domestic context -- pt. IV. Continuity and change -- 9. Explaining federalism in the twenty-first century -- Problem-solving housed in a defined political structure -- Emerging themes, new directions, unanswered questions -- The future of American federalism
Control code
ocn166882192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 197 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780765622105
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166882192
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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