'A People for Certain Purposes': On the History and Philosophy of Federalism(s) in the United States and Europe
32 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Date Written: August 30, 2018
This brief guide to the philosophy of federalism provides an original analysis distinguishing the flurry of competing conceptual accounts of federalism in the United States and Europe. It draws out and critically examines the theories of sovereignty and federalism of James Madison, James Wilson, John C. Calhoun, Hans Kelsen, and Carl Schmitt, all with a view to understanding the kind of federation we have in the European Union today.
Keywords: European Union, Federalism, United States, Madison, Kelsen, Calhoun, Schmitt, Constitutional Law
JEL Classification: K1, K4
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