Comparative Federalism: A Systematic Inquiry
Comparative Federalism: A Systematic Inquiry is a uniquely comprehensive, analytic, genuinely comparative, and detailed introduction to the study of federalism in theory and practice. Thomas Hueglin and Alan Fenna draw from their diverse research on federal systems to argue that federalism is increasingly important for democratic governance and conflict management in a globalizing world. They discuss the meaning of federal principles and institutional compromise in the organization of federal systems and then introduce four main model federal systems: America, Canada, Germany, and the European Union. But they don't stop there--they also offer an exploration of federal systems that vary from the four main models, including Switzerland, Australia, Belgium, South Africa, and Spain.
The book also compares federal systems through an examination of the differing European and North American traditions in the history of federal thought. Institutional features of federal systems are evaluated, as are the crucial role that constitutional amendment and judicial review play for the stability and evolutionary dynamic of federal systems. This book serves the dual role of helping the reader understand federalism and providing a comparative framework from which to assess the record of federal systems.
The Federalist Papers Out of the compromises negotiated in the Philadelphia
Convention emerged modern federalism - a blueprint for a system of shared
sovereignty that promised to transcend the problems of confederalism . Not
This led to the first of the serious objections that the authors of The Federalist had
to contend with : invigorated with such new authority and powers , would the
central government not eventually come to overawe the states ? A good part of
George W . Carey , The Federalist : Design for a Constitutional Republic ( Urbana
, IL : University of Illinois Press , 1989 ) 23 . compounded nature of the
constitutional design would produce in the Three Traditions of Federal Thought
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