Federalism and Progressive Politics (23 October 2015)

FederalTrustlogoOrganised by the Federal Trust and the Global Policy Institute

23rd October 2015

12 pm – 2 pm
(Sandwich lunch at 12 pm, talk to start at 12.30 pm)

London Metropolitan University
84 Moorgate
London EC2M 6SQ

Is federalism a politically neutral constitutional system? Or is it one associated with a particular brand of domestic politics? This question will be considered from the perspective of an American historian of the US Civil War, the distinguished American scholar Professor Don H. Doyle, McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, who has written particularly about American federalism and the reactions it has evoked in European countries over the past 200 years. Professor Doyle will consider whether federal political systems tend to produce what might be defined as “progressive” outcomes.

Professor Doyle’s speech and following discussion will be preceded by a sandwich lunch at 12 pm, offered by the Federal Trust.

RSVP to Ulrike Rüb-Taylor on [email protected], or by phone on 020 7320 1677.

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