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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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82, Alexander Hamilton supported federalization when he wrote, "The national and state systems are to be regarded as one.
This massive federalization of the rules of evidence greatly increased the rights of criminal defendants and further burdened law-enforcement agencies throughout the nation.
Nevertheless, the proponents of federalization will do just that: Create a federation with big disparities in wealth among the member-states.
I told you that the Platform was prepared in Macedonia, and is headed towards one European Macedonia, but never towards federalization or canton separation.
Federalization and decentralization process that the country is going to undertake cannot be implemented without substantially changing and restructuring the civil service.
For the region as a whole, federalization appears to be the most reasonable option, mostly motivated by the demands for autonomous Kurdish provinces.
A civil concept by which all ethnic groups in the country would be equal and ruling out the option of Macedonia's federalization are some of the key principles of Besa, the new ethnic Albanian political party, promoted in Skopje over the weekend, Dnevnik reports.
If we allow another conflict, then the federalization or division is imposed as an opportunistic solution, Bilalli writes.
Federalization supporters in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Slaviansk and Kramatorsk refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the current Ukrainian government and are urging interim authorities to hold referendums similar to the one that has been held in Crimea in March and led to its reunification with Russia.
On the other hand, some 3,000 people gathered in the center of Kharkov demanding that a referendum be held for federalization of Ukraine.
The comparison focuses on three dimensions of critique: rejection of the possible federalization of EU policy and denial of a multicultural society, characteristic of the radical right; objection to neoliberal socioeconomic policies that favor big business at the expense of workers and people in general, characteristic of the radical left; and objection to the EU's "democratic deficit, found in the critiques of both groups.
Few small Albanian parties, supported by Albanian nongovernmental organizations and students, call for federalization of Macedonia.