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Comparative Federalism Skeletal Outline

Comparative Federalism Skeletal Outline - d.i Fiscal...

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Comparative Federalism Skeletal Outline 1. Different systems of federalism a. Most were former British colonies, but not all b. Discussed four countries b.i. Canada b.ii. Australia b.iii. Germany b.iv. India c. Structures vary from state to state (looking at Canada, Australia, India) c.i. Bill of Rights: USA yes, Canada yes (not until 1980s), India yes, Australia no c.ii. Parliamentary: all except USA c.iii. Non-enumerated powers: Canada and India-federal; USA and Australia- states c.iv. Germany-states have a collective veto if majority are opposed to national legislation d. However, be careful not to make TOO much of these differences
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Unformatted text preview: d.i. Fiscal federalism often works similarly d.ii. Grants exist in all of these countries in the same basic categories we discussed d.iii. All of these countries are moving towards some form of cooperative federalism. For some, it is very difficult. e. Issue of Legitimacy e.i. Difficult for government to work if not legitimate e.ii. Especially the case for federalisms f. Why should we care? f.i. Allows us to compared USA with other countries f.ii. What have other countries done to adapt to their needs? f.iii. Is there anything we can learn from them?...
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