When it comes to government too often the focus is on policy and not on the process. Developments on the Middle East and around the word prove that process (how laws and policies are formulated) and the form of government (the structure and jurisdiction of government institutions and branches) matter just as much if not more than policy choices.
Through this blog I intend to explore Federalism as a form of governance best suited for developing (but not only) nations around the world. I will be using the U.S. model of Federalism to provide recommendations for constitutional reform in developing nations.
I have worked for the U.S. government, and have studied extensively federalism, rule of law, and the role of governance in promoting economic growth both in the U.S. and Europe. I have also lived in both Europe and the U.S., and I believe my unique perspective could be invaluable to anyone interested in governance.
Nasos Mihalakas is an Assistant Professor of International Business with the State University of New York at Brockport. Prior to that, he worked for ten years as a policy analyst with the U.S. government; first for the U.S. Department of Commerce investigating unfair trade practices and foreign market access restrictions, and then for a Congressional Commission advising members of Congress on the impact of trade with China on the U.S. and global economy. He holds an LLM from the University College London, and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.