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Federalism and American Political Development.

Author: David Brian Robertson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & amp; Francis, 2011.
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Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation's past, present, and future. Federalism--the division of government authority between the national government and the states--affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and comprehensive overview, David Brian Robertson shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Robertson, David Brian.
Federalism and American Political Development.
Hoboken : Taylor & amp; Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Brian Robertson
ISBN: 9780203852125 0203852125
OCLC Number: 798531359
Notes: Federalism and New Deal Politics.
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Federalism and the Making of America; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; The Significance of American Federalism; Arguments for American Federalism; Interpretations of Federalism; Federalism and Politics; Federalism and Path Dependence; Federalism and the Sequence of Change; Federalism and Strategies for Reform; Federalism as a Contributor to American Political Development; The Plan; Part I: Bringing American Federalism to Life; 2. Federalism at the Founding; The Self-Governing States in 1787. Broad and Narrow Nationalism at the Constitutional ConventionBroad Nationalism; Narrow Nationalism; Inventing Shared State and National Sovereignty; Dividing Power; Ratification and the Tenth Amendment; The Constitution of Power in American Federalism; States' Powers: The Tools of Everyday Governing and their Limits; National Power: The Powers of National Sovereignty and their Limits; The Unsettled Boundary of Government Powers; The Double Battleground of American Politics; The Framers' Legacy; 3. Federalism, Political Parties, and Interests; The Constitution and Political Factions. Federalism as a Central Battlefield of American PoliticsConstructing Factions in the American Federal System; American Political Parties; Federalism and the Development of the Parties; The Democrats; The Republicans; Interest Groups; Federalism and the Development of the American Interest Group System; Business; Organized Labor; Pluralism; Fragmented Parties and Interests; Part II: Enduring Fault Lines of American Politics; 4. Federalism and Race; Why Race Matters; Federalism, Citizenship, and Slavery in the Early Republic; Civil War and Reconstruction. Southern State Restrictions on African American Citizenship afterReconstructionThe South, the Democrats, and Government Activism; The Civil Rights Revolution; The Continuing Racial Divide in American Politics; Race in American Political Development: Today's Inheritance; 5. Federalism, Capitalism, and Economic Growth; Why Economic Development Matters; How Federalism Affected American Economic Development; Economic Development in the Early Republic; Federalism, Giant Corporations, and Antitrust, 1860-1900; The Progressive Era, 1900-33; The New Deal, 1933-45. Liberal Supervision of Capitalism, 1945-81Conservative Supervision of Capitalism, 1981-2009; Federalism and the American Variety of Capitalism; Part III: The Construction of Active Government; 6. Progressive Reform; The Progressive Impulse; The Expansion of Government and Democracy; State Policy Innovation and its Limits; Organized Labor; Women; Successful National Regulation: Prohibition; Federalism and the Limits of Reform: Child Labor; Uniform Laws; Layering Change: Federal Grants; The Progressive Legacy; 7. The New Deal; The Depression; The Transformation of Federalism.

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Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation's past, present, and future. Federalism--the division of government authority between the national government and the states--affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and comprehensive overview, David Brian Robertson shows that past choices shape present circumstances, and that a deep understanding of American government, public policy, political processes, and society requires an understanding of the key steps in federalism's evolution in American history. The most s.

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