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Unformatted text preview: December 14, 2008 Chapter 4-4 Federalism and Politics Vocabulary: 1. Sunset law- a law that requires periodic checks of government agencies to see if they are still needed 2. Sunshine law- a law prohibiting public officials from holding meetings not open to the public 3. Bureaucracy- government administrators Notes: Federalism and Public Policy:-a policy is a stated course of action -Public policy- the course of action a gov. takes in response to some issue or problem -Federalism affects it by: 1. affects how and where new polices are made in the US 2. Introduces limits on government policy making New Ideas Develop:-Federalism permits states and localities to serve as proving grounds where new policies can be developed and tested-ex. Georgia let 18 year olds vote-sunset laws -sunshine laws-policy may also originate at the national level -sometimes the national gov. imposes new policies on states in which local pressure groups have resisted change Federalism and Political Parties:-rival parties are a key element in a gov.-rival parties are a key element in a gov....
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2009 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
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