OwlTail

Cover image of Ben Merriman

Ben Merriman Podcasts

Read more

5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ben Merriman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ben Merriman, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ben Merriman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ben Merriman, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Episode artwork

Ben Merriman, "Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Play
Read more

Expansion of federal power has typically come with the consent of states, often eager to receive the funding tied to new policy priorities. Not so any more, as some states have famously rejected funding for Medicaid expansion. Was the case of Medicaid and Obamacare an aberration or part of a larger strategy? Such is the focus of Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Ben Merriman’s new book explores what he calls uncooperative federalism. He finds a deliberate conservative strategy to use the courts and state executive power to resist federal influence in state affairs. He focuses especially on Kansas and the activity of far-right conservatives in the state who have in the past decade used the powers of state-level offices to fight federal regulation on a range of topics from gun control to voting processes to Medicaid.

Merriman — a sociologist by training — is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 14 2019 · 23mins
Episode artwork

Ben Merriman, "Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Play
Read more

Expansion of federal power has typically come with the consent of states, often eager to receive the funding tied to new policy priorities. Not so any more, as some states have famously rejected funding for Medicaid expansion. Was the case of Medicaid and Obamacare an aberration or part of a larger strategy? Such is the focus of Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Ben Merriman’s new book explores what he calls uncooperative federalism. He finds a deliberate conservative strategy to use the courts and state executive power to resist federal influence in state affairs. He focuses especially on Kansas and the activity of far-right conservatives in the state who have in the past decade used the powers of state-level offices to fight federal regulation on a range of topics from gun control to voting processes to Medicaid.

Merriman — a sociologist by training — is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 14 2019 · 23mins

Similar People

Johns Hopkins

Alexander Keyssar

Timothy LaPira

Cyril Ghosh

Lyndon Johnson

Eric Schickler

K. Linder

J. Neuhaus

Darrell A.H. Miller

Anthony Nownes

Gilda R. Daniels

Leslie M. Harris

Daniel Denvir

Palgrave Macmillan

Joseph Blocher

Episode artwork

Ben Merriman, "Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Play
Read more

Expansion of federal power has typically come with the consent of states, often eager to receive the funding tied to new policy priorities. Not so any more, as some states have famously rejected funding for Medicaid expansion. Was the case of Medicaid and Obamacare an aberration or part of a larger strategy? Such is the focus of Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Ben Merriman’s new book explores what he calls uncooperative federalism. He finds a deliberate conservative strategy to use the courts and state executive power to resist federal influence in state affairs. He focuses especially on Kansas and the activity of far-right conservatives in the state who have in the past decade used the powers of state-level offices to fight federal regulation on a range of topics from gun control to voting processes to Medicaid.

Merriman — a sociologist by training — is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 14 2019 · 23mins
Episode artwork

Ben Merriman, "Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Play
Read more

Expansion of federal power has typically come with the consent of states, often eager to receive the funding tied to new policy priorities. Not so any more, as some states have famously rejected funding for Medicaid expansion. Was the case of Medicaid and Obamacare an aberration or part of a larger strategy? Such is the focus of Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Ben Merriman’s new book explores what he calls uncooperative federalism. He finds a deliberate conservative strategy to use the courts and state executive power to resist federal influence in state affairs. He focuses especially on Kansas and the activity of far-right conservatives in the state who have in the past decade used the powers of state-level offices to fight federal regulation on a range of topics from gun control to voting processes to Medicaid.

Merriman — a sociologist by training — is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 14 2019 · 23mins

Most Popular

Elon Musk

Barack Obama

Bill Gates

LeBron James

Mark Cuban

Michelle Obama

Melinda Gates

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Kevin Hart

Terry Crews

Mike Tyson

Episode artwork

Ben Merriman, "Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power" (U Chicago Press, 2019)

Play
Read more

Expansion of federal power has typically come with the consent of states, often eager to receive the funding tied to new policy priorities. Not so any more, as some states have famously rejected funding for Medicaid expansion. Was the case of Medicaid and Obamacare an aberration or part of a larger strategy? Such is the focus of Conservative Innovators: How States Are Challenging Federal Power (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Ben Merriman’s new book explores what he calls uncooperative federalism. He finds a deliberate conservative strategy to use the courts and state executive power to resist federal influence in state affairs. He focuses especially on Kansas and the activity of far-right conservatives in the state who have in the past decade used the powers of state-level offices to fight federal regulation on a range of topics from gun control to voting processes to Medicaid.

Merriman — a sociologist by training — is an assistant professor at the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 14 2019 · 23mins