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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sotirios A Barber
|Description:||245 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: America's oldest constitutional debate --
Why the states can't check national power --
John Marshall and a constitution for national security and prosperity --
The implications of Marshallian federalism --
Why states' rights federalism is impossible to defend --
John C. Calhoun's false theory of the Union --
States' rights as rights only to participate in national processes --
Why Marshallians should (but may not) win the states' rights debate.
|Responsibility:||Sotirios A. Barber.|
All too often, discussions of American federalism are anchored in nostalgic platitudes about a nonexistent past or simplistic models of public choice. In this rigorously argued book, Barber shows