Questions tagged [federalism]

Forms of government that mix a central government with regional governments.

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What are some potential dangers of decentralization in fragile societies?

I'm working on a paper where I consider a decentralized*/federalized* political system in Afghanistan. While there are many journal articles (a quick google search would show this) arguing in favor of ...
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Are there any studies on the effect of political power centralization on sustainability?

I am trying to understand the relationship between governance and sustainability. So far I find that the management of common pool resources (CPRs) provides a prime example of research on this topic. ...
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Is the federal government of the United States meant to primarily represent the States or the people?

It is an important distinction insofar as sometimes the common interests of the States differ from that of the people. Clearly some elements such as the Senate and Judiciary are meant to represent the ...