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6. Advantages and disadvantages of federalism

6. Advantages and disadvantages of federalism  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Advantages and disadvantages of federalism as much as the federal system is the preferred option of Americans who historically have had a skeptical view of centralized power, it is far from ... More
1. American federalism in comparative perspective

1. American federalism in comparative perspective  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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“American federalism in comparative perspective” outlines how, in 1787, a new American constitution was drafted which replaced the confederation with a federal form of government. This ... More
1. The best hope of mankind? A brief history of the UN

1. The best hope of mankind? A brief history of the UN  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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The International Peace Conference in 1899 established the Permanent Court of Arbitration as the first medium for international disputes, but it was the League of Nations, established in ... More
2. Campaigns and constituents

2. Campaigns and constituents  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Elected locally, candidates for Congress go to Washington to make national policy. “Campaigns and constituents” explores how voting on major legislation often means a choice between ... More
6. The Capitol complex

6. The Capitol complex  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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“The Capitol complex” describes the multitude of office buildings linked by tunnels that have steadily expanded to accommodate the extended community of senators, representatives, staff, ... More
5. Checks and balances

5. Checks and balances  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Legislative results rank high in measuring the success of a president. But as “Checks and balances” makes clear, Congress is sensitive to its independent role as part of government. While ... More
5. Economic development to human development

5. Economic development to human development  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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One of the United Nation's central goals was to prevent economic upheaval and any resulting political consequences. ‘Economic development to human development’ explains that the aim was to ... More
3. The evolution of federalism in law

3. The evolution of federalism in law  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Debates over the relative power of national and state governments have typically hinged on constitutional provisions. “The evolution of federalism in law” describes how, in the early years ... More
3. Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action

3. Facing wars, confronting threats: the UN Security Council in action  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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There has not been a World War III, so has the United Nations been successful? Alternatively, no day has gone by since 1945 without a military conflict somewhere around the world, so has ... More
7. Federalism in the world

7. Federalism in the world  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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The US government is the oldest continuing operating federal system, in part because of its relatively high degree of stability and respect for the rule of law. But does that make the US ... More
2. Federalism, American style

2. Federalism, American style  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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“Federalism, American style” describes the end of the colonial period, the Articles of Confederation, and the drafting of the new Constitution. Federal systems are partially a function of ... More
5. Fiscal federalism

5. Fiscal federalism  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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“Fiscal federalism” describes how during the early decades of the republic, Congress gave states money to help pay for new roads and canals, to support their militia, and to build colleges ... More
1. The great compromise

1. The great compromise  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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“The great compromise” examines how the constitutional convention shaped the nature of Congress. This resulted in a proportionally representative House of Representatives and an equality of ... More
2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations

2. An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘An impossible hybrid: the structure of the United Nations’ explains the various functions of the conglomeration of organizations, divisions, bodies, and secretariats that make up the UN. ... More
3. In committee

3. In committee  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Committees of Congress are at the heart of the legislative process with the major issues of government divided between them. “In committee” explains how legislation starts with a bill that ... More
4. On the floor

4. On the floor  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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“On the floor” examines the differences in the practices of the House and Senate, which are critical for understanding the legislative process. Each day’s session begins with “morning ... More
4. Peacekeeping to peacebuilding

4. Peacekeeping to peacebuilding  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Peacekeeping is among the most visible roles of the United Nations. But how much do people trust in UN peacekeeping operations? ‘Peacekeeping to peacebuilding’ shows how the UN has ... More
7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations

7. Reform and challenges: the future of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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The United Nations is structurally flawed and its operations are cumbersome. Despite being able to come up with excellent ideas, it often lacks the means of implementation. The UN is in ... More
6. Rights and responsibilities: human rights to human security

6. Rights and responsibilities: human rights to human security  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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The protection of individual human rights is perhaps at the top of the UN's agenda. The task is not straightforward as the major violators of human rights tend to be states, and states make ... More
Introduction. We the peoples: the Promise of the United Nations

Introduction. We the peoples: the Promise of the United Nations  

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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What was the purpose of the United Nations? First, it was to safeguard peace and security. Second, it was to restore faith in human rights. Third, it was to uphold respect for international ... More

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