Federalist No. 41: Does Polarization Inhibit Coordination?
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011
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Public Administration Review
Special Issue: The Federalist Papers Revised for Twenty-First-Century Reality Edited by Paul C. Light of the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University Co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California
Volume 71, Issue Supplement s1, pages s62–s67, December 2011
How to Cite
Bertelli, A. M. (2011), Federalist No. 41: Does Polarization Inhibit Coordination?. Public Administration Review, 71: s62–s67. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02463.x
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2011
Federalist Nos. 41–43 provide a unified justification for the powers granted to the national government by posing a series of questions about the four classes of responsibilities, such as declaring war. This essay examines the role of polarization in limiting the coordination of powers needed for effective administration and uses ideology estimates for four states to illustrate the difficulties embedded in shared power between national and state governments.