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.

Roundtable on "Monitoring American Federalism"

POSTED | Sep 29, 2023

H-FedHist has hosted a roundtable, including reviews, of Christian G. Fritz's recent book, Monitoring American Federalism: The History of State Legislative Resistance. Read more here.

Canadian Governance of Artificial Intelligence

POSTED | Sep 29, 2023

Benoît Pelletier explores which levels of government have jurisdiction over questions involving artificial intelligence. Read more here.

How Should States Respond to Federal Shutdowns?

POSTED | Sep 28, 2023

In a blog post, Ray Nothstine contends that federal government shutdowns should serve as "wake-up calls" for the states. Read more here.

Localities and the BEAD Program

POSTED | Sep 28, 2023

Llana Newman examines the challenges that localities face in using federal funds provided by the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. Read more here.

State Anticompetitive Conduct

POSTED | Sep 27, 2023

Greg Day contends that states engage in anticompetitive conduct, yet are "nevertheless immune from antitrust review as a matter of federalism." Read more here.

C-Span Releases Video About "The Federalist"

POSTED | Sep 27, 2023

C-Span's "Books that Shaped America" video series has released an episode exploring The Federalist. You can view the video here.

German Federalism and Climate Governance

POSTED | Sep 26, 2023

Cambridge University Press has released a book chapter authored by a group of scholars about Germany's federalism and climate governance. Read more here.

Navajo Statehood?

POSTED | Sep 26, 2023

Ezra Rosser suggests that, in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the Navajo Nation should consider pursuing statehood. Read more here.

Medicaid Coverage Lost Due to State Errors Restored

POSTED | Sep 25, 2023

The Biden administration has announced that the federal government has restored Medicaid benefits for about a half million Americans who had lost coverage due to...More

Federal Aid As Part of State Budgets Rises

POSTED | Sep 25, 2023

The Pew Charitable Trusts reports that Covid pandemic aid has increased the federal share of state budgets to record high levels. Read more here.

Is the Modi Government "Dismantling" India's Federalism?

POSTED | Sep 22, 2023

In an op-ed, C.P. Chandrasekhar contends that India's federalism "is under severe strain" because of the Modi government's fiscal policies and the proposed "One Nation,...More

Devolution in the United Kingdom Event

POSTED | Sep 22, 2023

The Scottish Parliament's "Festival of Politics" recently hosted an online presentation titled "Twenty-Five Years of Devolution in the UK." You can view the video here.

A Low-Growth Leadership Role for Germany in the EU?

POSTED | Sep 21, 2023

Arvind Ashta considers Germany's economic challenges and suggests that there are a number of advantages offered by the European Union's federal structure: "This is the essence...More

Post-Dobbs and Labor Law

POSTED | Sep 21, 2023

Jeffrey M. Hirsch suggests that federal labor laws "raise questions of preemption" if they conflict with state abortion laws that restrict employer-provided abortion benefits. Read more here.

Regional Government and Metropolitan Dysfunction

POSTED | Sep 20, 2023

Richard Schragger warns that caution should be exercised in relying on a regional tier of government as a way to solve metropolitan dysfunction. Read more here.