POL214Y1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Canadian Federalism

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Chapter 7 federalism: main subject of discussion at charlottetown and quebec was the relationship b/w new national and regional governments. self government guided by british parliament. constitutional authority to make laws and to tax is divided b/w national governments and regional governments. citizens are members of two political groups. a legal term- based on the constitution. dynamic of state power institutionalizes regional divisions by associating them with different governments. formal groupings of independent states that have agreed to assign certain legislative and administrative functions to a common institution: the origins, maintenance and demise of federal states. only 24/193 members of un have federal system of government. estimated b/c can"t scientifically determine if country is federal. general conditions present at the birth of federalist states. agreement among regional components that the benefts of being a union exceed costs of membership.

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