Foreign Affairs Federalism: The Myth of National Exclusivity by Michael J. GlennonForeign Affairs Federalism: The Myth of National Exclusivity by Michael J. Glennon

Foreign Affairs Federalism: The Myth of National Exclusivity

byMichael J. Glennon, Robert D. Sloane

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

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Challenging the myth that the federal government exercises exclusive control over U.S. foreign-policymaking, Michael J. Glennon and Robert D. Sloane propose that we recognize the prominent role that states and cities now play in that realm. Foreign Affairs Federalism provides the firstcomprehensive study of the constitutional law and practice of federalism in the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. It could hardly be timelier. States and cities recently have limited greenhouse gas emissions, declared nuclear free zones and sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, establishedthousands of sister-city relationships, set up informal diplomatic offices abroad, and sanctioned oppressive foreign governments. Exploring the implications of these and other initiatives, this book argues that the national interest cannot be advanced internationally by Washington alone. Glennon and Sloane examine in detail the considerable foreign affairs powers retained by the states under the Constitution and question theneed for Congress or the president to step in to provide "one voice" in foreign affairs. They present concrete, realistic ways that the courts can update antiquated federalism precepts and untangle interwoven strands of international law, federal law, and state law. The result is a lucid, incisive,and up-to-date analysis of the rules that empower - and limit - states and cities abroad.
Michael J. Glennon is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Before going into teaching, he was the Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the author of National Security and Double Government (Oxford, 2014); co-author of Foreign Relations and National Secur...
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Title:Foreign Affairs Federalism: The Myth of National ExclusivityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199941491

ISBN - 13:9780199941490

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"In the contemporary global process, American states and cities cannot help but engage in global matters. Glennon and Sloane, distinguished scholars in both international and constitutional law, debunk the myth about the 'exclusive' Federal foreign affairs power. They explain the relevantConstitutional principles and how they might yet be modified to enhance democratic participation without undermining national effectiveness. This is a work of superior scholarship, lucid analysis, and sober and wise appraisal." --W. Michael Reisman, McDougal Professor of International Law, Yale Law School