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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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The Implosion of American Federalism

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Robert F. NagelIra C. Rothgerber, Jr Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

ISBN13: 9780195143171
ISBN: 0195143175
Published: August 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Robert Nagel's book examines the Court's renewed interest in federalism and relates it to wider cultural issues. He argues that worries about political disunity are overrated: far from being in the throes of a return to a confederated system by giving power back to the states, the US is tied in a system of centralization more likely to implode than disintegrate.;Nagel takes the controversial position that the Court's small but highly controversial efforts at promoting decentralization are significant mainly in revealing a partial awareness of the powerful centralizing trend that is now in place.

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