POLS 001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Unitary State

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Published on 29 Jul 2020
Political Science Department
POLS 001
Defining Federalism
Federalism: a way of organizing a nation so that 2 or more
levels of government have formal authority over the same
area and people
You have to listen to your grandparents (national
government) and parents (state government)
11/190 nations are federalists: most are unitarian
Unitary government: when all powers reside in a central
Things are faster this way
Confederation: when the national government is very weak and
states have almost all the power
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