Keeping the Compound Republic: Essays on Federalism

Derthick, Martha. Keeping the Compound Republic: Essays on American Federalism. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2001.

“In Keeping the Compound Republic, a 2001 collection of her essays published by Brookings Institution Press, Derthick explained her lifetime interest in federalism and skepticism of centralization, stating that she had a ‘strong personal preference for a form of government that divides and disperses official power, ideally with the goal of making it representative and grounding its exercise in practicality as opposed to political rhetoric that is all too often the demagogic style of mass democracy.’”

-Eric Patashnik

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