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Federalism

A political system in which the central government has certain, enumerated powers, and other government responsibilities are delegated to lower levels of government. For example, a federalist system may designate the central government to handle monetary policy and foreign affairs, but delegate most other matters to the provinces or states. Examples of federalist countries include the United States and Canada.
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Also, this may be a simplistic way of doing it as there are many variations of federalism.
He added they do not believe in the 'top-down' concept of federalism by Congress, but five to six states first should be created with all the present regions as 'substates' by the President via RevGov 'before the law would be passed on federalism.
He said that a great number of regions would be ready to 'take full steps' to federalism, while others would be able to take only 'baby steps' and would need a lot of 'handholding.
Angeles City, Pampanga Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, who heads the 145-strong League of Cities of the Philippines, said Filipinos are now ready for federalism.
Federalism is always seen a solution in any peace process that follows an armed conflict.
In an attempt to stead fasten the issues of federalism of which the Muslims of sub-continent dreamed of, the failure on the part of political heads and legislatures to create a workable national covenant has led Pakistan to what may be called a failing society'.
Neither the SPLM nor the other political parties and organisations have the mandate to determine and impose federalism on South Sudanese people.
Topics touch upon a broad range of fields and issues, from federalism and democracy, and theology and identity, to case studies on Cyprus, Spain and comparative Canadian-Australian federalism.
Marc-Andre Franche said that study of Federalism has gained significance at the global level.
While the contributors to this Feature have different views, each believes that a committed nationalist ought to believe in federalism, just as a committed proponent of federalism ought to care about the states' evolving role in our national system.
Hajjar told Al Masder daily that he recommends taking "gradual" and " deliberate" steps towards federalism.
Participants dissected the issues highlighted by the presenters in interactive sessions and examined the way federalism is taught at universities attempting to explore spaces to embed contents, methodologies to teach federalism.