John Kincaid is the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. He also is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and recipient of the Daniel J. Elazar Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association and of the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management of the American Society of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. in 1981 from Temple University, Philadelphia.
He has served as Editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism (1981-2006); Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism (2001-2015), a joint project of the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies; Editor of a series of books on the Governments and Politics of the American States; President of the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (1998-2005); President of the Southwestern Political Science Association (1993-1994); Executive Director (1988-1994) and Director of Research (1986-1988) of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, D.C.; and Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas (1979-1994). In 1972-1973, he was Vice President of the Pentagon Papers Fund for the Defense of Human and Civil Liberties--the legal-defense organization for Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the Pentagon Papers Trial in Los Angeles.
He is the author of various works on federalism and intergovernmental relations in such journals as Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Regional & Federal Studies, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Polity, PS: Political Science and Politics, International Political Science Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Law and Politics, Rutgers Law Review, SMU Law Review, Public Administration Review, and New England Economic Review. He is the editor of Political Culture, Public Policy and the American States (1981) and Federalism (4 vols. 2011) and coeditor of Competition among States and Local Governments: Efficiency and Equity in American Federalism (1991), The Covenant Connection: From Federal Theology to Modern Federalism (2000), Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries (2005), Interaction in Federal Systems (2008), Local Government in Federal Systems (2008), The Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism (2013), Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Systems: Comparative Structures and Dynamics (2015), Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries (2015), and Courts in Federal Countries: Federalists or Unitarists? (2017).
He has lectured and consulted on issues of federalism, intergovernmental relations, state and local government, and decentralization throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Iceland, India, Iraq, Japan, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
His recent publications include, among others:
Dardanelli, Paolo, John Kincaid, Alan Fenna, André Kaiser, André Lecours, and Ajay Kumar Singh. 2019. “Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Theorizing Dynamic De/Centralization in Federations.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 49 (Winter): 1-29.
Kincaid, John. 2019. “Dynamic De/Centralization in the United States, 1790-2010,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 49 (Winter): 166-193.
Dardanelli, Paolo, John Kincaid, Alan Fenna, André Kaiser, André Lecours, Ajay Kumar Singh, Sean Mueller, and Stephan Vogel. 2019. “Dynamic De/Centralization in Federations: Comparative Conclusions.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 49 (Winter): 194-219.
John Kincaid, “Why the US’ Complex Federal System Will Blunt the Worst Aspects of Trump’s Transgressive Presidency,” US Centre, London School of Economics at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2019/02/18/why-the-us-complex-federal-system-will-blunt-the-worst-aspects-of-trumps-transgressive-presidency/
Jedwab, Jack and John Kincaid, eds. 2018. Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Countries: Perspectives from Public Opinion. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Jedwab, Jack and John Kincaid. 2018. “Introduction and Comparative Observations.” In Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Countries: Perspectives from Public Opinion, eds. Jack Jedwab and John Kincaid, 1-24. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Kincaid, John and Richard L. Cole. 2018. “Attachments to Multiple Communities, Trust in Governments, Political Polarization, and Public Attitudes Toward Immigration in the United States.” In Identities, Trust, and Cohesion in Federal Countries: Perspectives from Public Opinion, eds. Jack Jedwab and John Kincaid, 147-180. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Kincaid, John. 2018. “Why Coercion and Cooperation Coexist in American Federalism.” In Intergovernmental Relations in Transition: Reflections and Directions, eds. Carl W. Stenberg and David K. Hamilton, 35-57. New York: Routledge.
Cole, Richard L. and John Kincaid. 2018. “Is the Teaching of Federalism Dead or Alive in Canada and the United States?” In Canada: The State of the Federation 2015—Canadian Federalism and Infrastructure, eds. John R. Allan, David L. A. Gordon, Kyle Hanniman, André Juneau, and Robert A. Young, 263-283. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Kincaid, John. 2018. “Diversity-Induced Centralization in American Federalism with Asymmetrical Accommodations of Territorial Diversity.” In Revisiting Unity and Diversity in Federal Countries: Changing Concepts, Reform Proposals and New Institutional Realities, eds. Alain-G. Gagnon and Michael Burgess, 282-298. Leiden and Boston: Brill Nijhoff..
Aroney, Nicholas and John Kincaid, eds. 2017. Courts in Countries: Federalists or Unitarists? Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Kincaid, John. 2017. "The Eclipse of Dual Federalism by One-Way Cooperative Federalism." Arizona State Law Journal 49 (3): 1061-1089.
Kincaid, John, Guest Ed. 2017. “The Shifting Sands of American IGR in an Era of Flux and Uncertainty: What’s Happening and What to Expect.” State and Local Government Review 49 (3): 156-228.
Kincaid, John. 2017. “Introduction: The Trump Interlude and the States of American Federalism.” State and Local Government Review 49 (3): 156-169.
John Kincaid, John. 2017. “From Dualistic Autonomous Concurrency to Marbleised Permissive Concurrency in American Federalism.” In Concurrent Powers in Federal Systems: Meaning, Making, Managing, ed. Nico Steytler. Leiden and Boston: Brill/Nijhoff, 32-48.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Territorial Neutrality and Cultural Pluralism in American Federalism: Is the United States the Archenemy of Peripheral Nationalism?” Swiss Political Science Review 22 (4): 565–584.
Detterbeck, Klaus Wolfgang Renzsch, and John Kincaid, eds. 2015. Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
Poirier, Johanne Cheryl Saunders, and John Kincaid, eds. 2015. Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Systems: Comparative Structures and Dynamics. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
Kincaid, John. 2017. “Obstacles to Federalism Reform in the United States.” In A People’s Federation, eds. Mark Bruerton, Tracey Arklay, Robyn Hollander, and Ron Levy. Leichhardt, NSW: The Federation Press, 184-198.
Kincaid, John and Richard L. Cole. 2016. “Is the Teaching of Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Dead or Alive in American Public Administration?” Journal of Public Affairs Education 22 (4): 515-530.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Cooperative State Administration of Coercive Federal Policies in U.S. Federalism.” In Jahrbuch des Föderalismus, ed. Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismus-Forschung Tübingen. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 325-336.
Dardanelli, Paolo and John Kincaid. 2016. “A New Union? Federalism and the U.K.” Political Insight 7 (3): 12-15.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Federalism and Rights: The Case of the United States with Comparative Perspectives.” In Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies, ed. Gordon DiGiacomo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 83-113.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “State-Federal Relations: Lost on the Campaign Trail.” In The Book of the States. Lexington, KY: Council of State Governments, 23-32.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.” In American Governance Vol. 1, ed. Stephen L. Schechter. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 220-222.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Compact and Covenant.” In American Governance Vol. 1, ed. Stephen L. Schechter. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 331-334.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Concurrent and Exclusive Powers.” In American Governance Vol. 1, ed. Stephen L. Schechter. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 338-339.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Federalism, Theory of.” In American Governance Vol. 2, ed. Stephen L. Schechter. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 197-201.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Federalism in American History.” In American Governance Vol. 2, ed. Stephen L. Schechter. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 202-208.
Kincaid, John. 2016. “Judicial Federalism.” In American Governance Vol. 3, ed. Stephen L. Schechter. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 119-123.
Kincaid, John and Richard L. Cole. 2016. “Citizen Evaluations of Federalism and the Importance of Trust in the Federation Government for Opinions on Regional Equity and Subordination in Four Countries.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 46 (1): 51-76.
Kincaid, John. 2015. “The Rise and Characteristics of Coercive Federalism in the United States.” In Principles and Practices of Fiscal Autonomy: Experiences, Debate and Prospects, ed. Giancarlo Pola. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 57-72.
Kincaid, John. 2015. “Autonomy and Secession: Lessons Beyond Europe.” In States Falling Apart? Secessionist and Autonomy Movements in Europe. eds. Eva Maria Belser, Alexandra Fang-Bär, Nina Massüger, and Rekha Oleschak Pillai. Berne: Stämpfli, 385-399.
Kincaid, John. 2015. “State-Federal Relations: Obstructive or Constructive Federalism?” In The Book of the States. Lexington, KY: Council of State Governments, 25-35.
Kincaid, John. 2015. “George W. Bush and the Spirit of Coercive Federalism.” In Understanding Federalism and Federation, eds., Alain-G. Gagnon, Soeren Keil, and Sean Mueller. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 51-67.
Kincaid, John and Richard L. Cole. 2014. “Is Federalism Still the ‘Dark Continent’ of Political Science Teaching? Yes and No.” PS: Political Science & Politics 47 (4): 877-883.
Kincaid, John. 2014. “Policy Coercion and Administrative Cooperation in American Federalism.” In Federalism as Decision Making: Changes in Structures, Procedures and Policies, eds. Frandesco Paleremo and Elisabeth Alber. Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff, 62-76.
Kincaid, John. 2014. “The Federalist and V. Ostrom on Concurrent Taxation and Federalism,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 44 (2): 275-297.
Kincaid, John. 2014. “Early State History and Constitutions.” In The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government, ed. Donald P. Haider. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 239-270.
Cole, Richard L., John Kincaid, and Robert K. Whelan. 2014. “The Myth of the North American City Revisited: A Comparative Conceptual and Empirical Evaluation.” International Journal of Canadian Studies 49 (1): 31-52.
J. Wesley Leckrone is Associate Professor of Political Science at Widener University where he also serves as Department Chair. He earned his PhD in Political Science from Temple University in 2006. He received an MA in History from Temple in 1995 and a BA in Political Science from American University in 1991. His areas of expertise are federalism and intergovernmental lobbying, state and local politics and policy, and Pennsylvania politics.
Leckrone is the editor of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy, the journal of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association (PPSA). He serves on the Executive Board of the PPSA and the Board of Fellows at Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics. He is a Faculty Advisor to the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project (PPDP), also located at Temple University.
Before joining the faculty at Widener University, Leckrone served as the Project Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project. He coordinated a team of students at five universities that collected and coded 170,000 records related to Pennsylvania state government. This database is publicly available for online analysis. He also served as the Program Director at the Center for the Study of Federalism (CSF) at Temple University. At CSF, he helped coordinate two United States Information Agency Summer Institutes, served as the editor of The Federalism Report, and worked with the Philadelphia International Visitors Center. Leckrone has also assisted in several United States Department of State Summer Institutes run by the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College. He is a former member of the Board of Editors of State and Local Government Review.
His publications include, among others:
Leckrone, J. Wesley and Michelle J. Atherton. 2019. “Think Coding is Hard? Try Finding the Data: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Analyzing Mayors Speeches.” Sage Research Methods Cases.
Leckrone, J. Wesley and Michelle J. Atherton, eds. 2018. Pennsylvania Politics and Policy: A Commonwealth Reader, Volume 1. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Leckrone, J. Wesley, Michelle Atherton, Nicole Crossey, Andrea Stickley, and Meghan Rubado. 2015. “Does Anyone Care About the Poor? The Role of Redistribution in Mayoral Policy Agendas.” State and Local Government Review 47 (4): 240-257.
Leckrone, J. Wesley. 2014. “Federalism, American Public Policy, and the Roberts Court.” In Estudos Sobre O Direito Constitucional Contemporaneo. eds. Ives Gandra da Silva Martins, Carlos Valder do Nascimento and Dirceo Torrecillas Ramos. Ilheus-Bahia, Brazil: Editora da UESC: 573-603.
Leckrone, J. Wesley and Justin Gollob. 2013. “Federalism and the Pennsylvania Legislature: Partisanship and Intergovernmental Priorities.” Commonwealth: A Journal of Political Science 16 (1): 21-40.
Leckrone, J. Wesley. 2013. “American Federalism in Practice: Intergovernmental Cooperative Tension”, in Dirceo Torrecillas Ramos, editor, The Current Federalist – A Theory of Federalism. Brazil: Arraes Publishers Limited.
Leckrone, J. Wesley. 2013. “Hippies, Feminists and NeoCons: Using the Big Lebowski to Find the Political in the Non-Political.” PS: Political Science & Politics 46 (1): 129-136.
Gollob, Justin and J. Wesley Leckrone. 2012. “The Effectiveness of Intergovernmental Lobbying Mechanisms in the American Federal System.” Régionalisme & Fédéralisme / Regionalism & Federalism 12.
Leckrone, J. Wesley and Justin Gollob. 2010. “Telegrams to Washington: Using Memorials to Congress as a Measure of State Attention to the Federal Policy Agenda.” State and Local Government Review 42 (3): 235-245.
McLaughlin, Joseph, Paul Wolfgang, J. Wesley Leckrone, Justin Gollob, Jason Bossie, Jay Jennings and Michelle Atherton. 2010. “The Pennsylvania Policy Database Project: A Model for Comparative Analysis.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 10 (3): 320-336.
Leckrone, J. Wesley. 2006. “The United States Senate.” In A World of Second Chambers: Handbook for Constitutional Studies on Bicameralism, eds. Joerg Luther, Paolo Passaglia, and Rolando Tarachi. Turin, Italy: Centre for Studies on Federalism of Turin, Italy, pp. 97-152.
Meder, Joseph, and J. Wesley Leckrone. 2002. “Hardball: Local Government’s Foray Into Sports Franchise Ownership.” Journal of Urban Affairs 24 (3): 353-368.
Marbach, Joseph, and J. Wesley Leckrone. 2002. “Intergovernmental Lobbying for the Passage of TEA-21.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 32 (1): 45-64.
Donald S. Lutz is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Houston, where he taught from 1968 to 2014. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1965 and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1969.
His publications include, among others:
Lutz, Donald S. 2007. “Four Unbidden Muses: The Genesis of a Research Agenda.” In A Festschrift in Honor of Donald S. Lutz’s Contributions to the Study of State Constitutions, ed. Christopher Hammons and George Connor. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.
Lutz, Donald S. 2007. “Constitutional Bricolage?” Syracuse Law Review 57 (2): 311-326.
Lutz, Donald S. 2006. Principles of Constitutional Design. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Lutz, Donald S. 2005. “Why Federalism?” William and Mary Quarterly 61 (3rd series): 582-588.
Lutz, Donald S. 2001. "Thinking About Constitutionalism at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century." Publius:The Journal of Federalism 31 (4): 115-135.
Lutz, Donald S. ed. 1998. Colonial Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History. Indianapolis: Liberty Press.
Lutz, Donald S. 1998. "The Iroquois Confederation Constitution: An Analysis." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 28 (2): 99-127.
Lutz, Donald S. and Kent Tedin, eds. 1997. Perspectives on American and State Politics. 4th ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.
Lutz, Donald S. 1994. "Toward a Theory of Constitutional Amendment." American Political Science Review 88: 355-370.
Lutz, Donald S. 1992. A Preface to American Political Theory. Lawrence, Kansas: The University Press of Kansas.
Lutz, Donald S. 1992. "The State Constitutional Pedigree of the U.S. Bill of Rights." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 22 (2): 19-45.
Lutz, Donald S. 1992. "The States and the U.S. Bill of Rights." Southern Illinois University Law Journal 16: 251-262.
Lutz, Donald S. 1990. "The Intellectual Background to the American Founding." Texas Tech Law Review 21 (4): 232-248.
Lutz, Donald S. 1990. "Protection of Political Participation in Eighteenth Century America." Albany Law Review (Spring): 1-29.
Lutz, Donald S. 1990. "Religious Dimensions in the Development of American Constitutionalism." Emory Law Journal 39 (1): 21-40.
Lutz, Donald S. 1990. "The Articles of Confederation as the Background to the Federal Republic," Publius: The Journal of Federalism 20 (1): 55-70.
Lutz, Donald S. 1989. "The Declaration of Independence as Part of a National Compact." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 19 (1): 41-58.
Lutz, Donald S. 1988. The Origins of American Constitutionalism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.
Lutz, Donald S. 1988. "The United States Constitution as an Incomplete Text." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 496: 23-32.
Lutz, Donald S. 1987. A Covenanted People: The Religious Tradition and the Origins of American Constitutionalism. Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.
Lutz, Donald S. 1984. "The Relative Influence of European Writers on Late Eighteenth Century American Political Thought." American Political Science Review 78: 189-197.
Lutz, Donald S. 1987. "The Changing View of the Founding and a New Perspective on American Political Theory." Social Science Quarterly 68 (4): 669-686.
Lutz, Donald S. ed. 1986. Documents of Political Foundation by Colonial Americans. Philadelphia: I.S.H.I. Press.
Hyneman, Charles S. and Donald S. Lutz, eds. 1983. American Political Writing During the Founding Era, 1760-1805, 2 vols. Indianapolis: Liberty Press.
Lutz, Donald S. 1982. "The Purposes of American State Constitutions." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 12 (1): 27-44.
Lutz, Donald S. 1980. Popular Consent and Popular Control: Whig Political Theory in the Early State Constitutions. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.
Lutz, Donald S. 1980. "From Covenant to Constitution in the Early State Constitutions," Publius: The Journal of Federalism 10 (4): 101-133.
Lutz, Donald S. 1979. "The Theory of Consent in the Early State Constitutions." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 9 (2): 11-42.
Lutz, Donald S. 1977. "Bernard Bailyn, Gordon S. Wood, and Whig Political Theory." The Political Science Reviewer (Fall): 111-144.
Murray, Richard and Donald S. Lutz. 1974. "Redistricting in American Sates: A Test of the Minimal Winning Coalition Hypothesis." American Journal of Political Science 18 (2): 233-255.
Joseph R. Marbach became Georgian Court University’s ninth president on July 1, 2015. As the president, Marbach is charged with leading the strategic vision and growth of the university. He is Georgian Court’s first male and first lay president. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University in 1993. His areas of expertise include federalism and intergovernmental relations, state and local government, and New Jersey politics. An award-winning radio analyst, he is often asked to share his expertise in state and local government, particularly in New Jersey politics.
In 2010, he was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, Marbach, who also held a post as a professor of political science, established the English Language Institute, the Office of Professional and Corporate Education, and the Institute for Lasallian Education and Engaged Pedagogy. He expanded the university’s presence in online education, graduate studies, international education and recruitment, signing cooperative agreements with local colleges and international universities.
He is the former dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, where he also was a professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science. At Seton Hall, Marbach served as acting chair for the Department of Africana Studies and as co-founder and director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement. During his years at Seton Hall, he was a frequent media contributor and subject-matter expert for television, radio, newspaper, and magazine outlets. Prior to his appointment at Seton Hall, he served as the assistant director of the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University from 1990 to 1994.
Marbach is a past president of the New Jersey Political Science Association and has served on the council of the American Political Science Association’s Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. He was a fellow with the Pennsylvania Policy Forum, and he has been an active participant in the Global Dialogue on Federalism, sponsored by the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies. Marbach was a fellow with the Rutgers Ethics Initiative, a project of the Prudential Business Ethics Center at Rutgers Business School, Newark. He has taught in many faculty seminars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Summer Institute.
Along with several book chapters, Marbach’s work appears in numerous journals and encyclopedias. He was the book review editor for Publius: The Journal of Federalism from 1998 to 2005 and a columnist for www.politickernj.com (2008-2010).
His publications include, among others:
Marbach, Joseph R. 2009. “History and Politics.” In Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape, eds. Maxine Lurie and Peter O. Wacker. New Brunswick: Rivergate Books, 195–198.
Marbach, Joseph R., Ellis Katz, and Troy E. Smith, eds. 2006. Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Marbach, Joseph R. ed. 2004. Opening Cybernetic Frontiers: Cities of the Prairie. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.
Marbach, Joseph R. 2003. “Garrett Defeats Sumers in New Jersey’s Fifth District Race.” In The Roads to Congress, 2002, eds. Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst. Mansfield, OH: Book Masters, 85–96.
Marbach, Joseph R. and J. Wesley Leckrone. 2002. “Intergovernmental Lobbying for the Passage of TEA-21.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 32:1 (Winter): 45-64.
Marbach, Joseph R. 2001. “Santorum Defeats Klink in Pennsylvania's Senate Race.” In The Roads to Congress, 2000, eds. Robert Dewhirst and Sunil Ahuja. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 199-211.
Marbach, Joseph R. 1999. “A Resource Guide to the Study of Contemporary Pennsylvania Politics and Government.” Commonwealth: A Journal of Political Science 10: 88-103.
Marbach, Joseph R. 1999. “Riverboat Gambling in Illinois: A Policy Assessment.” Gaming Law Review 3 (2/3): 151-56.
Marbach, Joseph R. 1999. “Winners or Losers? The Economic Impact of Riverboat Gambling on Joliet, IL and the Quad Cities.” Current Politics and Economics of the United States 3 (1): 53–83.
Marbach, Joseph R. 1999. “Smith Defeats Schneider in New Jersey’s Fourth District Race.” In The Roads to Congress, 1998, eds. Robert Dewhirst and Sunil Ahuja. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 13–22.
Stephen L. Schechter is Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Society, at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. He has taught at Sage since 1978 where he also directs the Council for Citizenship Education and the undergraduate major in Policy Advocacy and Civic Engagement (PACE). He received his B.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1967 and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in 1972.
Schechter joined the Center for the Study of Federalism in 1972 where he coordinated international programs and later served as Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Federalism. Over the years, he has worked on various federalism projects with the Center for the Study of Federalism, including the Cities of the Prairie Project, teacher education workshops, and international exchange institutes. With Daniel J. Elazar, he co-founded the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association, the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies, and the Publius Annual Review.
He served as Editor-in-Chief of the five-volume Encyclopedia of American Governance published by Macmillan (2012-2015). From 1995 to 2010, he directed the international civic education programs Civics Mosaic, Civitas-Russia, and Civitas-Eurasia, graduating as many as 150,000 students a year and training tens of thousands of teachers across Eurasia in cooperation with the American Federation of Teachers and the Teacher’s Newspaper of Russia. In his home state, he has served as Co-Director, New York State Consortium for Civic Learning (2004-2007); Research Director, New York State Commission on the Capital Region (the Regionalization Commission) exploring intergovernmental regionalization policies (1995-1997); and Executive Director of the New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (1986-1990).
His publications include American Governance (Macmillan, 2015), Exploring Political Ideas: Concepts That Shape Our World (CQ Press, 2010), Roots of the Republic (Madison House; Rowman & Littlefield, 1990), and various books on the political and constitutional history of New York State.
His public service ranges widely. He directed a college-community homeownership program in Troy, New York, raising private-sector funds for dozens of homeownership loans, developed various college-school partnerships in curriculum and professional development, and authored the New York State Education Department’s Core Curriculum for the 12th grade civics course, Participation in Government. Internationally, he served as a Semi-Permanent Adviser to the U.S. Information Agency, and he has traveled for the U.S. Department of State to Bosnia, Iraq, and the West Bank. He received Mongolia’s Presidential Friendship Medal and a special award from Russia’s Citizenship Foundation.
His publications, among others, include:
Schechter, Stephen L. ed. 2016. American Governance. 5 vols. Detroit: Macmillan.
Schechter, Stephen L., Margaret Stimmann Branson and Thomas S. Vontz. 2010. Exploring Political Ideas: Concepts That Shape Our World. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
Schechter, Stephen L. 2004. “Pueblo, Colorado: Modernization and the Mobilization of Public Capital, 1967 – 1997.” In Opening of the Cybernetic Frontier: Cities of the Prairie, ed. Daniel J. Elazar. New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 317 - 347.
Schechter, Stephen L.  2000. “From Industrial City to Metropolitan Civil Community: The Politics of Constitutional Change in Pueblo [Colorado].” In The Closing of the Metropolitan Frontier: Cities of the Prairie Revisited, ed. Daniel J. Elazar. New York: Routledge, 163 – 191.
Schechter, Stephen L. ed. 1990. Roots of the Republic American Founding Documents Interpreted. Madison, WI: Madison House.
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Schechter, Stephen L. ed. 1985. The Reluctant Pillar: New York and the Adoption of the Federal Constitution. Troy, NY: Russell Sage College.
Schechter, Stephen L. ed. 1984. Teaching About Federal Democracy. Philadelphia, PA: Center for the Study of Federalism, Temple University.
Troy E. Smith is Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University at Hawai’i. His expertise is federalism, intergovernmental relations, and intergovernmental lobbying. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY, and his M.A. in international affairs from George Washington University.
Smith’s interest in federalism grew while interning in the U.S. Senate and observing relations between the state’s governor and U.S. senators. His paper on intergovernmental lobbying was awarded the “Best Paper Presented at the 1998 APSA Meeting from the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section.” His work has appeared in the journals Publius: The Journal of Federalism, The Review of Politics, Congress & the Presidency, and Thinking Skills and Creativity, and in the edited volumes Dialogues on Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Countries (Oxford University Press, 2015), and Intergovernmental Management in the 21st Century (Brookings Institution Press, 2008), and in various encyclopedia’s. He authored the Annotated Bibliography on Federalism for Oxford University Press’s Oxford Bibliographies Online (2011) is also a co-author of Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia.
Smith joined the Center for the Study of Federalism’s Board of Trustees in 2016. He has coordinated the Center for the Study of Federalism’s annual panel at the American Political Science Annual Meeting in recent years.
Smith’s interests also include governance and critical thinking. At BYUH, he chaired the design and development committees that created a general education course on critical thinking using a blended, hybrid format to positive effect; he also developed a curriculum on governance. His teaching and influence on students has been recognized with multiple awards.
His publications include, among others:
Smith, Troy Ellis, Paul S. Rama, and Joel R. Helms. 2018. "Teaching Critical Thinking in a GE Class: A Flipped Model." Thinking Skills and Creativity 28 (June): 73-83.
Smith, Troy Ellis. 2017. “A Compound Republic – If You Can Keep It: Martha Derthick’s Empiricism and the Value of Federalism.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 47 (Spring): 153-170.
Smith, Troy Ellis. 2015. “Intergovernmental Relations in the United States.” In Dialogues on Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Countries, ed. by Cheryl Saunders, JoHanne Poirier and John Kincaid. Oxford University Press.
Smith, Troy Ellis. 2011. “Federalism: An Annotated Bibliography.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science, ed. Richard Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press, November 29.
Smith, Troy Ellis. 2008. “Intergovernmental Lobbying: How Opportunistic Actors Create a Less Structured and Balanced Federal System.” In Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Century, eds. Paul Posner and Timothy Conlan. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008.
Smith, Troy Ellis. 2007. “Divided Publius: Democracy, Federalism and the Cultivation of Public Sentiment.” Review of Politics 69 (October): 568-598. YOU CAN BUY Here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/review-of-politics/article/divided-publius-democracy-federalism-and-the-cultivation-of-public-sentiment/C073C89FDEABA570EE2DB87C92B059D3
Smith, Troy Ellis, Ellis Katz and Joseph R. Marbach, eds. 2005. Encyclopedia of American Federalism, 2-volume set. Greenwood Press.
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