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Lecture 17

POLI 2F30 Lecture 17: POLI 2F30 - 17

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Sanjay Jeram

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POLI 2F30 Lecture 17 Federalism around the world 1.Federalism around the world a.28 states b.40 of global population c.Some formerly unitary states have become federal (Belgium, Ethiopia, Spain) d.Often adopted in postconflict situations: Iraq, BosniaHerzegovina i.Indonesia is doing decentralisation but its not federal 2.Comparing federations a.Vary by subnational units b.Centralizationdecentralization c.Separateoverlapping powers i.Paradiplomacy: Quebec has its own representative in other countries (not many) 3.Common characteristics a.At least 2 orders of government b.Written constitutions c.Some autonomy for both levels of government d.Upper houses or some representation of subnational units in federal decision making e.Dispute arbitration: often of the judiciary f.Institutions to enable relationship between levels of government. 4.Kinds of territorial regime a.Unitary: regional units legal creation of state b.Confederation: state created legally by regional units c.Federation: each level has autonomous const
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