Current News, Analyses, Events, Publications, & Personalities

In the interests of intellectual discourse, the Center for the Study of Federalism posts diverse viewpoints. The views we post do not necessarily represent the views of the Center.

Webinar on Canadian Fiscal Federalism

POSTED | Sep 24, 2021

On September 29, the University of Ottawa will present a webinar titled, "A Comparative Perspective on Canadian Fiscal Federalism." Read more here.

Labor Department to Help States with Unemployment Issues

POSTED | Sep 24, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor has deployed teams to six state unemployment agencies in an effort to speed unemployment payments and reduce fraud. Read more...More

Institutionalism and Russian Economic Federalism

POSTED | Sep 23, 2021

Natalia Korotina examines economic federalism from the standpoint of an institutional approach. Read more here.

Subnational Governments and International Law

POSTED | Sep 23, 2021

William W. Burke-White considers the role that subnational governments play in the international legal system. Read more here.

Federalism and American Power

POSTED | Sep 22, 2021

David McCormick and Jared Cohen explore how federalism allows state and local leaders to play a role in international affairs. Read more here.

HUD Launches Homeless Housing Push

POSTED | Sep 22, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced a plan to require localities to set concrete goals for constructing additional housing for the...More

European Federations and the Coronavirus Pandemic

POSTED | Sep 21, 2021

Yvonne Hegele and Johanna Schnabel examine how three European nations -- Austria, Germany, and Switzerland -- have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Book Review of "The Art of Sharing"

POSTED | Sep 21, 2021

Douglas Brown has reviewed Mary Janigan's book, The Art of Sharing: The Richer versus the Poorer Provinces since Confederation. Janigan's book explores the origins of Canada's...More

Cyber Federalism

POSTED | Sep 20, 2021

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security's "The Reflecting Pool" series about research being carried out by the institution's students focuses on the role federalism...More

Canada and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

POSTED | Sep 20, 2021

Robert Hamilton explores federalism issues related to implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Read more here.

Rental Assistance Funds Released by Treasury Department

POSTED | Sep 17, 2021

The U.S. Treasury Department is releasing $13 billion in rent-relief funds to states and localities that have met certain benchmarks. Read more here.

More Local Control Over Road Design?

POSTED | Sep 17, 2021

Scott Beyer argues that localities, rather than the federal government and states, should be given more control over road design. Read more here.

Canadian Voters and Cooperative Federalism

POSTED | Sep 16, 2021

Toby Fyfe and Stephen Van Dine contend that the nation's voters should elect leaders who are committed to cooperative federalism. Read more here.

Should the U.S. Supreme Court Hear More State v. State Disputes?

POSTED | Sep 16, 2021

Bill Lucia explores the increasingly forceful calls by Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court to accept more cases involving disputes...More

How Well Are the States Handling Federal Pandemic Funds?

POSTED | Sep 15, 2021

Girard Miller writes that states are, generally speaking, not experiencing severe budget deficits related to the pandemic and are spending federal coronavirus relief funds wisely....More