Harmonization of Legislation In Federal Systems compares the Constitutional, Federal and Subsidiarity Aspects of the European Union and the United States of America.
This collection of reports and comments from the First and Second Symposium of the Columbia Law School and the Law Faculty of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt a. Main on Comparative Law (held respectively in 1995 and 1996) deal with issues of regulatory federalism and harmonization of laws in comparative perspective.
The scope of the reports and comments are broad enough to cover both constitutional principles, on the one hand, and specific areas of legislation - environmental, labor and corporate law - on the other. The purpose was to discuss the concepts of federalism and subsidiarity not only in the abstract, but also as against practical needs and political reality.
Ingolf Pernice, Professor of Law, Chair for Public, International and European Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
George A. Bermann, Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law.