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Federalism Bianco & Canon, Ch. 3
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American Federalism n Constitution Created Federal System n Departure from Confederation under Articles n Important Realms of Authority for National & Sub-National Governments Ex. States not responsible for national defense. Feds not responsible for smoke-free restaurants.
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Unitary State n Unitary Government National government retains most authority Policies administered by lower levels n Lower-level units primarily administrative apparatus for national government Implementation of national policy = primary power n Examples: U.K. & France
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Components of Federalism n Same people & territory included in both levels of government Citizen of Texas also citizen of US n Independence Constitution delineates authority of units at each level Protection from encroachment on unit’s authority n Mutual Influence Each unit able to exert some leverage over other
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Flavors of Federalism n Dual Federalism
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Federalism-post - Federalism Bianco & Canon, Ch. 3 American...

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