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Cover Image: The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching toward Washington, 2nd Edition
  • Date: 07/26/1999
  • Format: Print Paperback
  • Price: $51.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-56643-074-6
  • Pages: 396
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The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching toward Washington, 2nd Edition
David B. Walker

A Chatham House Title

Both a history of American federalism and an analysis of its current condition, this second edition offers up-to-date statistics and new interpretation. While considering recent developments, Walker concludes with an optimistic assessment of the overall health of the system.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: A New System

Part 1. Federalism Today

1. Federalism and Its Many Faces: What Is Federalism? What Are Intergovernmental Relations?

Part 2. Nearly Four Centuries of American Federalism, 1607-1998

2. American Federalism and Its Intergovernmental Relations, 1607-1789
3. Variations on Dual Federalism, 1789-1930
4. The Rise and Maturation of Cooperative Federalism, 1930-60
5. Cooperative Federalism's Conceptual Offspring, 1960-80
6. The Reactions to Cooperative (and Co-Optive) Federalism, 1981-

Part 3. Some Dynamics of Today's System

7. The Federal Judiciary: Centralizer or Umpire?
8. Fiscal Federalism: The Fateful Dynamic
9. A Resurgent Role for the States?
10. A New Political System?

Part 4. Toward a Rebirth of Federalism

11. What of the Future?



"David Walker's Rebirth of Federalism is the perfect text to use in any intergovernmental relations class. Walker continues his well-established tradition of combining up-to-date views on American federalism and intergovernmental relations with excellent academic writing. His book excels above the others by including three chapters the competition excludes: an excellent "Introduction," "American Federalism and its Intergovernmental Relations, 1607-1789", and "The Federal Judiciary: Centralizer or Umpire."

- Dwight Vick, University of South Dakota
David B. Walker
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