Printer Friendly

Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia, 2 vols.


Federalism in America; an encyclopedia; 2v.

Ed. by Joseph R. Marbach et al.

Greenwood Pr.


760 pages




Federalism, note editors Marbach (political science, Seton Hall U.), Katz (emeritus, political science, Temple U.), and Smith (political science, Brigham Young U. of Hawaii), is one of the essential organizing principles of the US Constitution and has shaped American politics and public policy ever since the ratification of the document. This encyclopedia presents some 400 entries on the theories, concepts, and terms related to US federalism. Topics include the key constitutional provisions, historical eras and periods, political figures and ideologies, legislation, federal court cases, fiscal arrangement, policy instruments, policy domains, patterns of intergovernmental relations, and other relevant issues. Also included is a chronology and reproductions of the texts of the Articles of Confederation (the document that preceded the Constitution) and the Constitution and its amendments.

([c]20062005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
COPYRIGHT 2006 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 2006
Previous Article:Urban Sprawl: A Comprehensive Reference Guide.
Next Article:Antitrust, Patents and Copyright: EU and US Perspectives.

Related Articles
Competition among States and Local Governments: Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism.
The Urban West: Managing Growth and Decline.
The Future of Fiscal Federalism.
The changing faces of federalism; institutional reconfiguration in Europe from East to West.
Interpreting State Constitutions: A Jurisprudence of Function in a Federal System.
Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia, 8 vols.
Antonin Scalia's Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition.
Greenwood Press.
The RFF reader in environmental and resource policy, 2d ed.
Comparative federalism; a systematic inquiry.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |