chapter 3 federal system

chapter 3 federal system - FEDERALISM: A system of...

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FEDERALISM : A system of government where two (or more) governments operate simultaneously over the same territory each with separate rights powers and responsibilities. 1. A relationship that has changed over time in terms of the the balance of power each governmental unit holds. 2. Contrasts with a confederation (where the sub national units dominate) and a unitary system (where sub national governments really only exist to serve the needs of the national government.) 3. There are multiple nations that are federal in nature (Mexico, Canada) and multiple unitary systems (most of Western Europe). 4. These forms are not linked to democracy or capitalism, but reflect distinct national conditions. A common reason for federal systems is large geographic size and diverse populations.
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ERAS OF FEDERALISM Dual Federalism: Distinct and separate state and national governments Cooperative Federalism: Some sharing of duties, roles and powers Marble Cake Federalism: Inseparable mixing of duties and roles
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course PHY 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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