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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.

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14th Amendment
Affirmative Action
Age Discrimination
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Creative Federalism
Criminal Justice
Crosscutting Requirements
Crossover Sanctions
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
Executive Orders
Exclusionary Rule
Externalities and Spillovers
Foreign Policy
Formula Grants
Full Faith and Credit Clause: Article IV, Section 1
Gender and Federalism
Governors and Federalism
Higher Education Act
Incorporation (Nationalization) of the Bill of Rights
Interstate Compacts
Land Use
National Security
New Judicial Federalism
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974
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
Bush, George W.
Class Action Fairness Act (2005)
Commerce v. Whiting (2011) (x-ref to Arizona v. U.S)
Corruption, Prosecution of
Democracy and Federalism
Disaster Relief Act of 1974
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010)
Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (replaced NCLB) (2015)
Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) (2015)
Foot Voting
Gonzales v. Oregon (2006)
Gorsuch, Neil (Supreme Court Justice)
Haynes-Webster Debates
Help America Vote Act (2002)
Illegal Immigrants
Immigration Policy
Independent and Adequate State Grounds - add as cross-reference entry to New Judicial Federalism and State Constitutional Law entries
Individual Rights Revolution
Interest Groups in the Federal System
Iroquois Confederation
Maritime Law
Media in the Federal System
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (2012)
Municipal Securities
Murphy v. NCAA
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebellius, 567 U.S. ___ (2012)
Obama, Barack
Police Powers
Progressivism and Federalism
Race and Federalism
Roberts Court
Roberts, John
Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2016
Sanctuary Cities
Sectionalism and Regionalism
South Carolina v. Baker (1988)
State Attorneys General
State Innovation Exchange (2015)
Taxing Power (the existing entry focuses on Spending not Taxing
Trump, Donald
U.S. Controlled Substances Act (in relation to drug policy, and marijuana legalization
U.S. v. Windsor (2013)
Uncooperative federalism
Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans (2015)
Washington, D. C.