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The Covid-19 pandemic shows the power and limits of American federalism

Cockerham, Alexandra G. and Crew, Jr, Robert E. (2020) The Covid-19 pandemic shows the power and limits of American federalism. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (03 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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While there has been a great deal of attention paid to how President Trump has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, Alexandra Cockerham and Robert E. Crew Jr. argue that, to get a true sense of the country’s response, we should look at the actions of state governors and mayors within states. While the federal government has tried to coordinate some efforts, federalism has meant that governors and local administrators have been able to adapt their responses, with the hardest hit states like New York setting a precedent for others.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 13:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:36

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