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Democratic Federalism: The Economics, Politics, and Law of Federal Governance

Robert Inman and Daniel L. Rubinfeld


Around the world, federalism has emerged as the system of choice for nascent republics and established nations alike. This book considers the most promising forms of federal governance and the most effective path to enacting federal policies. The result is an essential guide to federalism, its principles, its applications, and its potential to enhance democratic governance. The book assess different models of federalism and their relative abilities to promote economic efficiency, encourage the participation of citizens, and protect individual liberties. Under the right conditions, the book arg ... More

Keywords: federal democracy, federalism, federal governance, democratic governance, economic efficiency, local governments, state governments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691202129
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691202129.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Inman, author
University of Pennsylvania

Daniel L. Rubinfeld, author
New York University