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Four Volume Set
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March 2011 | 1 592 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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 Federalism, a four volume set, attempts to signpost and map out the field for researchers, post-graduates and political scientists in general.

Volume I: Theories of Federalism

Volume II: Comparative Federalism

Volume III: Practices of Federalism

Volume IV: Potentials of Federalism

The Political Theory of Covenant: Biblical origins and modern developments Daniel Elazar
Federalism at the Crossroads: Old meanings, new significance 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
Rethinking Federalism Robert Inman and Daniel Rubinfeld
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
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
Federalism: Problems of scale Gordon Tullock
Federalism's Values and the Value of FederalismS Federalism as an Ideal Political Order and an Objective for Constitutional Reform James Buchanan Robert Inman
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
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
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 René Beres
How Do Peaceful Secessions Happen? Robert Young
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
Johannes Althusius: Medieval constitutionalist or modern federalist? 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

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