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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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As mentioned above, the United States is considered to be one of the more federalistic nations.
You may remember that at the outset of this lecture I said that conventional federalistic arguments relating to "decentralization" seem inapposite to this issue.
But having a nationalizing presidency opposite a federalistic Senate is a good thing, both in the U.
Evans emphasizes the skills of communication and conflict handling to sustain closer interdependencies; Grove (1983) provides ways to develop the autonomy and performance orientation of units as parts of a larger whole; Hampden-Turner (1990) offers a strategy that brings to a synthesis opposing interests and different concerns; Handy (1992) describes a federalistic organization design; Pascale (1990) tries to develop a higher tolerance for the simultaneousness of cooperation and competition.
3) federalistic ideologies and schemes, mostly presented by philosophic advocates of federalism as a utopian system (Marc 1948; Marc and Aron 1948; Stevens 1977).