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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A truly concise introduction to American Federalism. All of ...2017年12月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
A truly concise introduction to American Federalism. All of the topics in this book was touched on in my course. The price is a little heavy for a rather thin book, but it is still a valuable addition to my Library.
Text Book2013年12月24日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This was required reading on my doctoral program in Public Administration. Gives a great understanding of the federalism system of government.
Very detailed2010年7月30日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
The book is very detailed and explains the concepts of federalism very well. I had the author as an instructor and while we did not use this book very much it was helpful.