The Present and Future of Federalism

10 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2011

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Bruce Ledewitz

Duquesne University - School of Law

Date Written: Summer 2005

Abstract

Dr. Brewer-Carias has delivered a serious critique of the trend toward centralization of political and governmental power under Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that underscores both the theoretical significance of federalism as a check against potential government tyranny and highlights the long-standing autocratic tendencies of President Chavez. In so doing, Dr. Brewer-Carias reminds us that democratic constitutional theory is not an academic exercise, but often arises from the actual confrontation of freedom with would-be, and actual, government oppression.

Keywords: federalism

Suggested Citation

Ledewitz, Bruce, The Present and Future of Federalism (Summer 2005). Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932324 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1932324

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