Federalism and Environmentalism in the United States and Germany

Policy Report 31

In an increasingly interwoven and interdependent transatlantic community, the political decision-making process is expanding both horizontally and vertically. The actors on the policy stage are multiplying at all levels. The role of subnational units—be they cities, states, or regions—have become stronger as they impact the national governments. This is particularly pronounced in federal systems such as the United States and Germany…

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