Federalism

[Revised entry by Andreas Føllesdal on March 4, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Federalism is the theory or advocacy of federal principles for dividing powers between member units and
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[Revised entry by Andreas Føllesdal on March 4, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Federalism is the theory or advocacy of federal principles for dividing powers between member units and common institutions. Unlike in a unitary state, sovereignty in federal political orders is non-centralized, often constitutionally, between at least two levels so that units at each level have final authority and can be self governing in some issue area. Citizens thus have political obligations...

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