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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

Preface
Acknowledgments
Acronyms

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?

Notes
Index

Testimonials

"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
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