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Government notes P SC 1113 050


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Notes going over American Federalism, Federalism ideas & theories such as New Federalism, Federal Funding
American Federal Government
Glen Krutz
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by sarahrichmondOU on Thursday February 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to P SC 1113 050 at University of Oklahoma taught by Glen Krutz in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 161 views. For similar materials see American Federal Government in Political Science at University of Oklahoma.


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Date Created: 02/04/16
 American Federalism o Marble Cake Federalism  based on a pragmatic mixing of authority and programs among the  national, state, and local governments o Layer Cake Federalism  based on a clear delineation of authority and programs among the levels of government  Federalism in practice = complex o layer­cake, marble­cake Federalism o New Federalism (a theory of what should be)  the Federal Government has become too big & powerful, should have  return of authority to the states  Nixon & Reagan ­ the 2 presidents for New Federalism o Robertson and Judd's normative thesis  some states get better quality of life than other states  states & cities compete against each other to attract businesses, race to the  bottom  thesis says it shouldn't be this way, states should have less power  not wanting to take power away from Federal Government, just from  states o Federalism and city & state competition  competition can be good  downside is opportunity cost  ex: money spent to build a venue instead of ABC  can be taken in both directions, both pros & cons  Deep Dive­­Federal Funding o Funding support for state & local governments from feds o can come with strings, usually always with rules o there are many mandates that come with Federal Funding


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