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Federalism 

A formal constitutional distribution of legislative and executive authority. In a federal state, government power is distributed between a central authority and several regional authorities in such a way that every person in the state is subject to the laws of both the central authority and a regional authority.

(Michael Stein PPG 1000, 2007)

     

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