Federalism and the COVID-19 Crisis in the United States of America

As the world copes with COVID-19, federations are no exception. In a new series, practitioners and experts from around the world will share perspectives on how federalism has shaped their country’s pandemic response. The authors will also examine possible future implications of the crisis on the governance system.

In our tenth paper, Professors Kincaid and Leckrone,  describe how fifty state governments and the US federal government activate distinct constitutional powers to respond to this pandemic.