The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching Toward Washington, 2nd Edition
by David Walker
Both a history of American federalism and an analysis of its current, somewhat conflicted condition, this second edition offers up-to-date statistics ... Show synopsis Both a history of American federalism and an analysis of its current, somewhat conflicted condition, this second edition offers up-to-date statistics and new interpretation. While considering recent developments, Walker concludes with an optimistic assessment of the overall health of the system, believing it to be in the best condition in over thirty years. The Rebirth of Federalism, 2/e, has already received critical acclaim: "This is an impressive book that integrates historical, political, legal, and economic approaches to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations", writes William Gormley of Georgetown University. "Walker's second edition is timely because much has happened in federalism and intergovernmental relations since 1994. As Walker rightly suggests, devolutionary rhetoric has been more noteworthy than devolutionary activity. Still, it is clear that the states have won some, important victories in recent years in Congress, in the White House, and in the Supreme Court".