The release of this book in 1987 prompted a flurry of excellent and complimentary reviews furthering Elazar’s already considerable reputation as the leading contemporary scholar of federalism.
1 Why Federalism?
2 What Is Federalism?
3 Federalism as Means and End
4 Federal Ideas and Forms
5 The Elements of Federalism
6 Centralizing and Decentralizing Trends in Contemporary Federal Systems
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