The Federal Idea

Public Law Between Governance and Political Life

Edited by: Amnon Lev

The surge of interest in the foundations of public law has yet to extend to federalism. Despite the fact that a significant part of the world's population lives under some sort of federal arrangement, the concepts of federalism and federation remain under-theorized. Federalist theorists have, for the most part, defined their object by opposition to the unitary state. As a result, they have not developed public law theories that capture the specificity of this type of polity. Bringing together contributions from leading public law theorists and intellectual historians, this volume explores the foundations of federalism. It develops novel perspectives on the core problems of traditional federalist theory and charts new departures in federalist theory and federal power-sharing. At a time when we look for more inclusive ways of ordering public life, The Federal Idea fills an urgent theoretical and political need. (Series: Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law, Vol. 18) [Subject: Constitutional & Administrative Law, Public Law, Comparative Law, European Law]


Publication Date: 8/10/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781509907113