TOPIC 3 - TOPIC 3 Federalism Introduction A. Federalism is...

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TOPIC 3 Federalism Introduction A. Federalism is another way to divide power 1. 10 th 2. Primary institutional feature of the U.S. Const. B. Political Conflict 1. Struggle about which level government has the authority to decide “who gets what” 2. Struggle between Federalist and Anti-federalist: debate about roles of state and national government I. Definitions: Different Ways to Divide Governmental Power A. Confederation 1. Central gov. subordinate to the regional gov. a. No direct grant of power from the constitution b. Central government can exercise only powers delegated by the regional governments 2. Typical Features of Confederation B. Unitary Government 1. Power concentrated in a single central govt. a. Central government may create subdivisions b. Local governments subordinate to central gov. c. Most common form of government C. Federalism 1. Const. divides power between central government and its component parts (states, provinces)
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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TOPIC 3 - TOPIC 3 Federalism Introduction A. Federalism is...

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