Professor Wade Jacoby is Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He is the author of German Federalism in Transition: Reforms in a Consensual State. (co-edited with Carolyn Moore). London: Routledge (2010).
Senior Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Wade Jacoby, Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, writes that something seems to have gone wrong with German federalism, and that exactly what went wrong is the subject of a lot of head scratching. As recent reform efforts have been watered-down and have had far-reaching unintended consequences, Dr. Jacoby argues, it is unclear how federalism will continue to evolve in Germany.