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The Progressive Argument for Federalism

This essay argues that ideological divisions have increasingly constricted the federal government’s ability to address critical areas such as education, climate change, and health insurance. A proposed response to this situation is the use of progressive federalism, or the pursuit of progressive policy goals using state and local governments rather than the federal government. Read more here and here.

The Center for the Study of Federalism seeks papers evaluating Professor Heather Gerken’s federalism ideas for its panel at the 2018 American Political Science Association’s annual meeting. You can see the call for papers here.

The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of the Center for the Study of Federalism.