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Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Compromise Hardcover – June 19, 2008
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I bought the book a year ago and would recommend it to students of political science, both undergrad and post-grad.
Feeley and Rubin in the text theorise the concept of federalism. Their definition of federalism is that "federalism is a political setting where a central polity grants some degee of autonomy to geographically defined regions or sub-divisions"
There is nowhere in the book where they base their theory on powersharing alone as a criteria for federating.
Read the book.
I wonder if "THE Founders' would agree with that statement? I was always under the impression that the term Federalism refers to a system in which state governments share a portion of their power with a centralized national government.
Little wonder that the authors came to the conclusion that they did(judging from other statements referenced under PRODUCT DESCRIPTION).