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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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It can swing either way: either federalisation or balkanisation.
"The federalisation of schools is going to happen according to the Welsh Government and what we need to do is manage the process and to ensure we have the best headteachers to lead educationally with help from professional managers.
But parents last night said they were worried a delay on federalisation - meant to start in September 2009 - could affect their children's education.
'With the federalisation and clustering of schools into one large community school, you find they become more anglicised.
The Senate voted in favour of such a change, but the House of Representatives voted in favour of another bill that is opposed to the federalisation of baggage screeners.
And this newspaper, which has always recommended federalisation as a solution to closure, must naturally applaud it too.
'Neath Port Talbot is following a policy of non-closure of schools and is looking towards amalgamation and federalisation as a way of keeping schools open.'