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Survey Suggests Key Influence on Catalan Election

A new study suggests that the results of the recent Catalan independence vote divided largely along whether voters' first language is Catalan or Spanish.…

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Fighting for Federalism

Peter Harkness salutes two leaders in the field of intergovernmental relations: Paul Posner and Parris Glendening. He notes that Posner, who passed away this…

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New York’s Impost and the Ratification Debates

Calvin H. Johnson looks back at the effect that the 1783 debate about New York's impost, or tax on items arriving in its harbor,…

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American Federalism

Sports Betting and Federalism

Arizona's attorney general, Mark Brnovich, writes that in the recently argued case of Christie v. NCAA, the Supreme Court will decide whether Congress can…

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Sun Belt States to Gain Seats in Congress

According to a new report, states in the South and West are likely to gain seats in Congress after the next U.S. Census. States…

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Department of Education Responds to ESSA Submissions

The U.S. Department of Education continues to issue responses to state's plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act. The latest states to hear…

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Luis Moreno on the Catalonia Vote

Luis Moreno writes that Catalonia’s December 21 election produced an indecisive result. Although separatist parties won 70 seats in Catalonia’s 135-member parliament, the non-secessionist…

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European Union Integration and “Stateless Nations”

Paolo Dardanelli writes that some of the most pro-union political parties in Europe favor national independence. In examining this paradox, he argues that European…

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European Union Responds to Polish Judiciary Changes

The European Union launched an unprecedented disciplinary action against Poland this week in response to the government's moves to assert more control over the…

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American Federalism

Judicial Review as a Threat to Federalism

Jonathan F. Mitchell asserts that judicial review in the United States threatens federalism because it allows the Supreme Court, by simple majority vote, to…

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Fiscal Federalism Takes Shape in Nepal

The recent referendums in Nepal set the nation on a path toward a federal form of governance. In this op-ed, the writer argues that…

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Challenges to Philippine Federalism

Michael Henry Yusingco writes that the "imperial character of Metro Manila" reflects the over-centralized nature of the Philippine government. Yusingco argues that an essential goal…

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“Fledgling” Federalism in Nigeria

In this op-ed, the writer asserts that Nigerian federalism remains in a "fledgling" state because the federalist structure was forced on the nation. The…

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