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Political Science
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POLS 3210
Julie Simmons

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Thursday January 12 2012What is FederalismA type of democratic governmentNot all federations are democraticDubaiEmritsspthere is a parliament but it is only advisoryA philosophy of coexistence in diverse or multiple societiesNeed an arbiter to decide when the two levels are in a dispute over who has control over something Supreme court of CanadaThe constitutional rule of lawDoes not always have to be written Canada didnt get theirs until 1982Amendment formula major changesall provinces must agree other changes 710 provinces representing 50 of the population if it only pertains to one province then only that province has to agreeSelf rule plus shared ruleDivided and shared sovereigntyDivision of powers Need agreement between Central and provincial power to amendMultilevel governanceEUnot a federationthe only powers that they have are those given to it by the individual countries there is no central authority in the EU apart from the member states themselvesWhen the UK didnt want to adopt the Euro they didnt have to It is an example of multilevel governance though because there are multiple level of governmentsFederations across the worldUSSwitzerland 1948Canada 1867
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