The Federalist Papers Revised for Twenty-First-Century Reality

Light, Paul (ed.).
Co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California, Public Administration Review, December 2011, Volume 71

Public administration scholars answer the question: What might Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, who between October 1787 and August 1788 penned the Federalist Papers promoting ratification of the U.S. Constitution, add now to the pamphlets, in view of changes in the administration of our government over the past two and a quarter centuries? Are these foundational essays still relevant? How might key pamphlets be updated to reflect new realities?

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