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Federalism and Rights - Ellis Katz

Hardcover Published: 1995
ISBN: 9780847680894
Number Of Pages: 232

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The authors of this engaging book discuss whether federalism promotes or undermines rights. With emerging democracies in Europe and elsewhere currently attempting to design constitutions that combine effective government, recognition of ethnic diversity within their populations, and protection of individual rights, the importance of these questions cannot be overstated. The authors examine both the theoretical perspectives on the relationship between federalism and rights, and the historical and contemporary relationship between federalism and rights in the United States. The contributors to this volume analyze the U.S. federal system as a potential model for contemporary constitution-makers as well as explore how its system can serve as a cautionary example. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Federalism. Contributors include: Dorthy Toth Beasley; Irwin Cotler; Talbolt Dslemberte; Daniel J. Elazar; A.E. Dick Howard; Gary J. Jacobsohn; Koen Lenaerts; Jean Yarborough; Michael P. Zuckert.

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...this volume makes an important contribution to the literature on federalism and rights, particularly as they operate in the United States.--American Political Science Review

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Federalism, Diversity, and Rightsp. 1
Does Federalism Secure or Undermine Rights?p. 11
Contemporary Constitutional Theory, Federalism, and the Protection of Rightsp. 29
Federalism and Rights in the American Foundingp. 57
Toward a Corrective Federalism: The United States Constitution, Federalism, and Rightsp. 75
Federalism and the Protection of Individual Rights: The American State Constitutional Perspectivep. 101
Rights and Federalism: An Agenda to Advance the Vision of Justice Brennanp. 123
Federalism and Rights in the European Communityp. 139
Can the Center Hold?: Federalism and Rights in Canadap. 173
Indexp. 193
Contributorsp. 207
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ISBN: 9780847680894
ISBN-10: 0847680894
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.51

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