federation

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federation

an association of organizations formed to represent and advance their joint interests. In INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS there are both TRADE UNION federations, for example the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, and federations of EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATIONS, for example ENGINEERING EMPLOYERS' FEDERATION.
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D) The advantages of a highly decentralized federation of regions are the following:
Laurier was one of the country's greatest leaders, and he envisioned Canada as a decentralized federation that supported individual liberty.
Canada is a decentralized federation whose 14 member governments (including the territories) have huge powers and responsibilities.
In spite of the fact that decentralized federation approach is practically relevant because it may be a good approximation of the decision structure within EU, there are only a few earlier studies which have analyzed environmental policies in the context of a decentralized economic federation.

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