Federalism: An Introduction

Paperback | December 17, 2007

byGeorge Anderson

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Federalism: An Introduction is meant to provide students of political science as well as practitioners and scholars with a concise, jargon-free overview of the various forms of federal government found around the world as well as the basic principles, practices, benefits, and challengescharacteristic of the federal form of government. The book defines federalism and examines the constitutional, legal, financial, and philosophical underpinnings of federal systems, incorporating examples not only from well-known and long-established federations such as Canada and the United Statesbut countries that have only recently adopted a federal form of government. The author is well-known both in Canada and around the world, both as a scholar and as a public servant.

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Federalism: An Introduction is meant to provide students of political science as well as practitioners and scholars with a concise, jargon-free overview of the various forms of federal government found around the world as well as the basic principles, practices, benefits, and challengescharacteristic of the federal form of government. ...

George Anderson became president of the Forum of Federations in June 2005. He was previously Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada, from May 2002 until May 2005. He also served as Deputy Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs) in the Privy Council Office beginning in August 1996. He began working in Canada's federal public service ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.25 inPublished:December 17, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195429044

ISBN - 13:9780195429046

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Introduction1. An Overview of Federalism2. Choosing Federalism3. The Constituent Units4. Dividing Powers - Who Does What and How?5. Money and Fiscal Powers6. Political Institutions of the Central Government7. Intergovernmental Relations and Politics8. Unity and Diversity9. Thinking About FederalismFurther ReadingAcknowledgements