Federalism, Democracy and the Political Culture

Federalism, Democracy and the Political Culture : Essays in Memory of Daniel J.Elazar

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The central concerns of the late Daniel J. Elazar concerned the relation between federalism, constitutional democracy and the political culture. Stitched into this set of concepts was the concept of the covenants that extended from the world of the ancient Hebrew prophets to the founding fathers of modern America. Elazar looked very closely at post-Holocaust Israel as well post-Vietnam America. Whether dealing with King David and King Saul, or such founding fathers of the United States as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, he sought the religious as well as political foundations of democratic culture. The faces of federalism went beyond formal boundaries into establishing the limits of autocracy imposed by norms of cultural decency.
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  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 076580168X
  • 9780765801685

About John Kincaid

John Kincaid, is professor and director of the Meyner Center for the Study of States and Local Government at Lafayette College. He is editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Kincaid has recently published "From Dual to Coercive Federalism in American Intergovernmental Relations," in Globalization and Centralization. He has participated in a number of national and international conferences on federalism, and also received a grant from the United States Information Agency to conduct an institute on American federal democracy for foreign academics. He was a longtime co-worker and participant in the federalism projects of Elazar at Temple University.
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