John Ferejohn

Awards and Honors:
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
National Academy of Sciences

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Judicializing Politics, Politicizing Law

by John Ferejohnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

More and more, courts in both the United States and Europe are legislating from the bench. Hoover fellow John Ferejohn on a trend that appears unstoppable.

Illustration by David Ridley

States' Rights--and Wrongs

by Barry R. Weingast, John Ferejohnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Republicans on Capitol Hill say they're determined to shove power out of Washington and back to the states. Hoover fellows John A. Ferejohn and Barry R. Weingast examine the issue, arguing that there are both right ways and wrong ways to restore power to the states.


The New Federalism: Can the States Be Trusted?

via Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, July 29, 1997

The New Federalism investigates whether returning a variety of regulatory and police powers back to the states will yield better government. It poses the provocative question, Can the states be trusted? and emerges with a qualified yes. This book should be an invaluable resource to federal and state policymakers alike.