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:
The amendment has redefined the structural contours of the state through a paradigm shift from a heavily centralized to a predominantly decentralized federation.
Russia insists, as it has from the outset, that the rights of Russian-speakers to use their language in education and all aspects of government must be constitutionally protected, that Ukraine must transform itself into a highly decentralized federation in which the regions in eastern Ukraine control their economy, including economic relations with neighbors, and that Ukraine must resume funding the full range of social services cut off for areas controlled by the separatists.
Laurier was one of the country's greatest leaders, and he envisioned Canada as a decentralized federation that supported individual liberty.

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