The Electoral College: Combining Democracy and Federalism
The Electoral College is one of the most fascinating and controversial institutions of American federalism. Do you know why the framers of the U.S. Constitution created this presidential election system?
What’s Federalism Got to do with Trump’s Indictment?
Everyone knows the indictment of former Republican president, Donald J. Trump, is unprecedented. But what unprecedented facets of federalism underlie the indictment? The case sheds light on federalism as a key facet of American governance.
The Baby-Formula Crisis as a Lesson in Federalism
A careful analysis of the crisis casts light on the complex federal structures that affect the production, distribution, and consumption of baby formula. What does this crisis tell us about our federal system, and how can this case be used by students and teachers?
Federalism and Decentralization Book Series
The Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization book series is coedited by Paolo Dardanelli and John Kincaid. The editors invite submissions of research monographs and edited collections that advance theoretical knowledge.
Book on State Legislatures and American Federalism
Christian G. Fritz has written Monitoring American Federalism: The History of State Legislative Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023). Fritz traces the development of interposition and nullification in American politics.
Fiscal Federalism within the EU
Bruno Peters considers the "dynamic process" of fiscal federalism within the European Union.
Winter School on Federalism in Austria and Italy Announced
The International Political Science Association has announced its Winter School on Federalism and Governance, to be held in February of this year.
Federalism and Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts
Austin Sarat contends that judicial federalism should have led the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to finding a constitutional right to suicide
Five Challenges for Federalism This Year
Donald F. Kettl predicts which issues will test American federalism in 2023.
The Implementation of Federalism in Nepal
Robert Brian Smith and Nucharee Nuchkoom Smith examine the successes and failures of Nepal's attempt to devolve power to the provincial and local levels.
Bolivian Opposition Leader Calls for Federalism
As part of its "Explainer" series, Reuters examines Bolivian opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho, who has called for a federal structure for the nation.
Political Noise, CRT, and School Governance: A Federalism Perspective
Whether Critical Race Theory (CRT) should be taught in public schools triggers polarized views and high levels of political noise across the federal system.
The New Abortion Federalism: What’s Next for the States?
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (1973), thus returning basic abortion policy to the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.