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Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia seeks qualified contributors to update entries and write new entries relevant to federalism in America.

Each entry should provide a general understanding of the topic with a particular focus on how the topic affects or is affected by federalism. The targeted audience is undergraduates and others seeking a basic but strong fundamental understanding of the topic and its relation to federalism. Entries vary in length from 300 to 1,500 words depending on the topic. Each entry’s author is acknowledged in a byline in the entry. Entry's revised by a different author will be listed as a co-author. Authors will be compensated via check after the entry is received and approved by the editor.

A list of available entries appears below. Authors may also submit a proposal for a new entry. Before beginning an entry, please check with the editor at the email below, and include your c.v. with relevant material demonstrating qualifications to write the requested entry(ies). The encyclopedia’s style guidelines, and an example of an entry will be sent to you via email upon request.

Thank you.

Troy E. Smith, editor, (

Affirmative Action; Age Discrimination
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Creative Federalism
Criminal Justice
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
Exclusionary Rule
Foreign Policy
Formula Grants
Fourteenth Amendment
Full Faith and Credit Clause: Article IV, Section 1
Gender and Federalism
Higher Education Act
Incorporation (Nationalization) of the Bill of Rights
Intergovernmental Relations
Interstate Compacts
Interstate Relations
Land Use
National Security
New Judicial Federalism
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974
Sex Discrimination
States' Rights
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Act
Transportation Equity Act for the Twenty-first Century
U.S. Congress
USA PATRIOT Act of 2001
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Welfare Policy
Women's Rights