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Federalism & Public Policy Making

How does federalism in the U.S. affect policy development?

How then does policy development affect the rights of the individual?

What is the overall effect? Should we be concerned?

Provide two examples to support argument.

Solution Summary

This essay explores how federalism affects policymaking, national and state governments in terms of social planners actions that spill over from one region to another. Most recently comparative welfare state research has acknowledged the importance of state structures in explaining cross-natural variation in both the level and dynamics of social policy formation.