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Federalism (4 Volume Set)

by John Kincaid SAGE Publications Ltd
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In 1968, Carl J. Friedrich, a prominent Harvard political scientist, suggested that federalism was not, as many observers then believed, an anomaly in the modern era, but rather a mode of governance that was moving to the forefront of political necessity and desirability in the second half of the twentieth century. This was a prescient observation. Federalism has become a leading mechanism for addressing problems of human diversity and political scale, both small and large. It establishes unity on the basis of consent while preserving diversity by constitutionally uniting separate political communities into a limited, but encompassing, polity. This major reference collection, edited by one of the foremost scholars in the field, grapples with a large body of knowledge that does not neatly divide into theoretical categories and imposes a structure for the purposes of studying this complex political structure and process of governance. There is little significant consensus among scholars of federalism as to what constitutes the field and its subdivision so this four volume set attempts to signpost and map out the field for researchers, post-graduates and political scientists in general. Volume One: Theories of Federalism Volume Two: Comparative Federalism Volume Three: Practices of Federalism Volume Four: Potentials of Federalism

VOLUME 1: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF FEDERALISM The Political Theory of Covenant: Biblical origins and modern developments - Daniel Elazar Johannes Althusius: Medieval constitutionalist or modern federalist? - Thomas Hueglin The Origins of Federal Theory in International Relations Ideas - Patrick Riley The Iroquois Confederation Constitution: An analysis - Donald Lutz Rethinking 'The Federalist's View of Federalism' - Jean Yarbrough Introduction to The Principle of Federation - Richard Vernon New and Old Federalism: Faithful to the origins - Alexandre Marc The Federalist Attitude - Denis de Rougemont The Origin and Purposes of Federalism - William Riker The Ends of Federalism - Martin Diamond Values and Value Tradeoffs in Federalism - John Kincaid Federalism's Values and the Value of Federalism - Robert Inman The 'Federal Principle' Reconsidered - Rufus Davis Approaches to the Study of Federalism - Anthony Birch A Note on the Nature of Federalism - William Livingston Federal States and Federal Societies, with Special Reference to Canada - Donald Smiley VOLUME 2: ALTERNATIVE MODELS, CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS, AND INSTITUTIONAL FEATURES OF FEDERAL GOVERNANCE Alternative Models of Governance: Federalism, consociationalism, and corporatism - Herman Bakvis Non-Majoritarian Democracy: A comparison of federal and consociational theories - Arend Lijphart Federalism, Federative Systems, and Federations: The United States, Canada, and India - Douglas Verney Federalism and Modernization: Canada and the United States - Milton Esman Federalism vs. Decentralization: The drift from authenticity - Daniel Elazar Federalism and Decentralization: Ownership rights and the superiority of federalism - Albert Breton Federalism and Constitutional Design - Peter Ordeshook and Olga Shvetsova Constitutional Arrangements of Federal Systems - Cheryl Saunders Formation, Representation and Amendment in Federal Constitutions - Nicholas Aroney The Distribution of Powers, Responsibilities and Resources in Federations - Ronald Watts A Political Theory of Federalism - Jenna Bednar, William Eskridge Jr and John Ferejohn A New Look at Federalism: The import of institutions - Nancy Bermeo The Political Safeguards of Federalism: The role of the States in the composition and selection of the national government - Herbert Wechsler Symmetry and Asymmetry as Elements of Federalism: A theoretical speculation - Charles Tarlton Comparative Intergovernmental Relations - Robert Agranoff The Joint-Decision Trap: Lessons from German federalism and European integration - Fritz Scharpf Federalism, Redundancy and System Reliability - Martin Landau VOLUME 3: MODELS OF INDIVIDUALISM, COMMUNALISM, AND MULTINATIONALISM IN FEDERAL GOVERNANCE Federalism: Problems of scale - Gordon Tullock Federalism as an Ideal Political Order and an Objective for Constitutional Reform - James Buchanan Rethinking Federalism - Robert Inman and Daniel Rubinfeld Does Federalism Matter? Political Choice in a Federal Republic - Susan Rose-Ackerman The Existence and Stability of Interjurisdictional Competition - Albert Breton The Competitive Challenge to Cooperative Federalism: A theory of federal democracy - John Kincaid Exit Rights under Federalism - Richard Epstein Federalism and Freedom: A critique - Franz Neumann Force and Federalism: Controlling coercion in federal hybrid regimes - Brian Taylor An Iron Law of Nationalism and Federation? A (Neo-Diceyian) Theory of the Necessity of a Federal Staatsvolk and of Consociational Rescue - Brendan O'Leary Federalism and Democracy: Beyond the U.S. model - Alfred Stepan Democracy, Multinationalism and Federalism - Juan Linz Minority Nationalism and Multination Federalism - Will Kymlicka Federal Political Systems and the Accommodation of National Minorities - John McGarry Towards a Philosophy of Federalism - Wayne Norman Federalism, Liberalism, and the Separation of Loyalties - Jacob Levy Divided We Stand: Institutional sources of ethnofederal survival and collapse - Henry Hale Consociations of Fatherlands: The revival of confederal principles and practices - Ivo Duchacek VOLUME 4: FISCAL FEATURES, FEDERAL FAILURES, AND THE FUTURE OF FEDERALISM An Essay on Fiscal Federalism - Wallace Oates On the Evolution of Fiscal Federalism - Wallace Oates Devolution, Grants, and Fiscal Competition - Richard Musgrave The Dilemma of Fiscal Federalism: Grants and fiscal performance around the world - Jonathan Rodden The Economic Role of Political Institutions: Market-preserving federalism and economic development - Barry Weingast Reviving Leviathan: Fiscal federalism and the growth of government - Jonathan Rodden The Political Economy of Federalism - John Chubb Examining the Logic of World Federal Government - Louis Ren ® Beres How Do Peaceful Secessions Happen? - Robert Young State Corroding Federalism - Hongbin Cai and Daniel Treisman Why Federations Fail - Thomas Franck The Success and Failure of Federalism - Michael Burgess The Obsolescence of Federalism - Harold Laski Six Books in Search of a Subject; or Does Federalism Exist and Does It Matter? - William Riker Can Federalism Make a Difference? - Vincent Ostrom Federalism at the Crossroads: Old meanings, new significance - Thomas Hueglin

This anthology is a remarkable place to either embark on a study of federalism or broaden one's understanding of this diverse, and intriguing, field.

Troy E. Smith

Brigham Young University at Hawai'i

John Kincaid is the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College. He also is Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism, a joint project of the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies, and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the recipient of the Daniel J. Elazar Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association and of the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management of the American Society of Public Administration. He is the author of various works on federalism and intergovernmental relations; editor of Political Culture, Public Policy and the American States (1981); and co-editor of Competition among States and Local Governments: Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism (1991), The Covenant Connection: From Federal Theology to Modern Federalism (2000), and Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries (2005). He has also lectured and consulted on issues of federalism, intergovernmental relations, state and local government, and decentralization throughout the United States and the world.