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federalism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
federalismfed‧e‧ral‧is‧m /ˈfedərəlɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  PGbelief in or support for a federal system of government
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federalismThere is nothing uniting about federalism.The new departure was in part due to the constitutional evolution of federalism achieved during the New Deal.As reports gradually came in from the departments, it appeared that a majority were in favor of federalism.The Prime Minister argued strongly against any form of federalism that would undermine the sovereignty of the nation-state.We identified co-operative federalism with concurrent powers as a contrast to competitive federalism and exclusive powers.It is a breathtaking tactic and has been used most dramatically in the debate over federalism.It turned to federalism for the solution; a solution in keeping with its history.And, like Sir Geoffrey and Mr Heseltine, he routinely sets up federalism as a straw man to knock down.
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