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Description - American Federalism by Larry N. Gerston

Understanding federalism - the form of political organization that unites separate polities within an overarching political system so that all maintain their political integrity - is central to the study of democratic government in the United States. Yet, many political scientists treat federalism as a set of abstract principles or a maze of budgetary transfers with little connection to real political life. This concise and engaging book boils the discussion down to its essence: federalism is about power, specifically the tug for power among and within the various levels of government. Author Larry N. Gerston examines the historical and philosophical underpinnings of federalism; the various "change events" that have been involved in defining America's unique set of federal principles over time; and the vertical, horizontal, and international dimensions of federalism in the United States today. The result is a book examining the ways in which institutional political power is both diffused and concentrated in the United States.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765616722
ISBN-10: 0765616726
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 197
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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