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(Mis)understanding American federalism: on constitutions, collective action, competition, and quiescence

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American federalism is often lauded for promoting democratic participation and accountability, but this view neglects the ways in which it actually structures day-to-day political activity. Drawing on the concept of federalization of law and policy, this policy brief illustrates how lawmaking has proliferated across legal and legislative venues, particularly in the post-WWII period.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author argues that the federalization of law and policy undermin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Foundation for Law, Justice and Society policy briefs
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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uuid:72a4d842-8f08-4311-9c91-7d20f7bac4a6
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ora:6910
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English
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