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Federalism Chapter 3
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Definition Federalism: A system of government in which power is divided, by a constitution, between a central government and regional powers
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Systems of government Confederations Federal Systems Unitary System
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Unitary Balance is in the favor of a strong central government. Lower levels of government have little power independent of central government. United Kingdom is an example
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Confederation Reserves a great deal of power to lower levels of government. Regional governments delegate authority to the central government. Articles of Confederation, United Nations are examples
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Federal systems Power is shared between central and regional governments. The Constitution creates a federal system of government in which the national government shares power with lower levels of government
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Expressed Powers The Constitution’s federal system is consistent with desire to limit the powers of the national government. Expressed powers grant specific powers to the national government and reserves the rest for the states
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Federalism: National and State Sovereignty The Argument for Federalism Authority divided into two levels: national and
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLS 1301 taught by Professor Rugeley during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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