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dc.contributor.authorHollander, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatapan, Haigen_US
dc.contributor.editorRon Levy, Hoi Kong, Graeme Orr, Jeff Kingen_US
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between federalism, democracy and human rights has long been the subject of intense debate.1 Much of the focus of this debate has been on the United States, in part because of the international influence of its Constitution.2 In the United States, federalism has historically enjoyed a poor reputation in relation to democracy and human rights. This can be attributed to its association with slavery and the subsequent maintenance of racism through Jim Crow and related practices, a situation perpetuated and justified by a commitment to 'states' rights'.3 As Kreimer notes, 'during the late 1960s and 1970s, [these were] regularly invoked as a bulwark against federal efforts to prevent racial oppression, political persecution, and police misconduct' .4 The logic of experience seemed irrefutable: give local polities autonomy and face the risk that they use it to oppress minorities in their midst. In McDowell's telling assessment, 'the politics of race has dimmed [any] vision of the virtues of federalism to such a degree that they are barely visible'.5en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalismen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative Government and Politicsen_US
dc.titleDeliberative Federalismen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chaptersen_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHollander, Robyn A.
gro.griffith.authorPatapan, Haig

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