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Political Science T1 L7 Constitutions (Federalism and Legislative design).docx

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 1F90
Professor
Paul Hamilton
Semester
Fall

Description
Division of Powers - Outlined the BNA Act, 1867 - Federal government gets defense, marriage/divorce, currency (among other things) - Provinces get explicitly stated (enumerated) powers (education, natural resources, municipal government) - Residual powers (that not mentioned in Constitution goes to federal level) * Adjudicating Disputes - Courts determine if level of government is ultra vires Unitary States - One level government - UK, new Zealand, Japan Presidential - Strict separation of powers - President not member of congress - No responsible government – fixed term - President is head of state and government Vs. Parliamentary - Distinct heads of state/governmen
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