Academics, policy analysts, and legal commentators with an interest in issues related to federalism may wish to check out the new Nomos volume on “Federalism and Subsidiarity,” edited by Jacob Levy (McGill University) and James Fleming (Boston University), just published by NYU Press. The contributors include prominent federalism scholars from several disciplines, including legal academics such as Steven Calabresi, Vicki Jackson, Judith Resnik, and Ernest Young, and political scientists such as Sotirios Barber and Jenna Bednar, among others. Jacob Levy has a post with the table of contents here.
A pre-publication version of my own contribution to the volume, “Foot Voting, Federalism, and Political Freedom,” is available at SSRN.
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. He is the author of Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter (Stanford University Press, 2013), and coauthor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Somin has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the University of Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before joining the faculty at George Mason, Somin was the John M. Olin Fellow in Law at Northwestern University Law School in 2002-2003. In 2001-2002, he clerked for the Hon. Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Somin earned his B.A., Summa Cum Laude, at Amherst College, M.A. in Political Science from Harvard University, and J.D. from Yale Law School.