Lecture slides Fall 08 Sept 11 federalism

Lecture slides Fall 08 Sept 11 federalism - Lecture...

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Lecture Outline, 2/5/08 Separated Institutions Sharing Powers Selling the Constitution (Federalist 10, 51) Federalism From Dual Federalism to Shared Federalism to Coercive Federalism Forces Promoting Nationalization
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Separated Institutions Sharing Power Not pure separation of powers of Montesquieu Checks on Congress: Veto (hard to override) Vice President presides over Senate Divided into two chambers Checks on President: Impeachment Senate advice and consent power (appointments, treaties) Result: obstacle course and status quo bias
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Selling the Constitution Anti-Federalist Critiques Need small republic to be close to the people (national government is too remote) Risk that President or Courts would give us monarchy / tyranny
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Federalist Papers Federalist 51: Give each branch the means and motive to defend self. Ambition to counter ambition. What about the Virginia Plan?
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