asymmetrical federalism

  • 1 Asymmetrical federalism —    Growing out of the so called parade of sovereignties of the last years of Mikhail Gorbachev’s rule, the push for local control of resources and policies among Russia’s various regional divisions reached fever pitch in the midst of the… …

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  • 2 Federalism — Political federalism is a political philosophy in which a group of members are bound together (Latin: foedus , covenant) with a governing representative head. The term federalism is also used to describe a system of the government in which… …

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  • 3 Asymmetric federalism — or asymmetrical federalism is found in a federation in which different constituent states possess different powers: one or more of the states has considerably more autonomy than the other substates, although they have the same constitutional… …

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  • 4 Canadian federalism — For the political ideology that favours Quebec remaining within the Canadian federation rather than pursuing independence, see Quebec federalist ideology. Canada This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Canada …

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  • 5 Constitutional debate in Canada — Constitution of Canada This article is part of a series Constitutional history …

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  • 6 Introduction —    All countries are unique, but Russia particularly contemporary Russia is undoubtedly sui generis. Underscoring this point, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once described the country as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” …

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  • 7 cañada — /keuhn yah deuh, yad euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840 50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + ada n. suffix] * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources …

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  • 8 Canada — /kan euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural… …

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  • 9 Politics —    Historically, Russian politics has been shaped by those close to the head of state, whether the tsar, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), or the president. During the late Soviet period, the Union of Soviet …

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  • 10 Tatarstan, Republic of —    An ethnic republic of the Russian Federation. With the exception of Chechnya, which gained its current status through two wars, Tatarstan is recognized as the most sovereign of all of Russia’s federal subjects and the paragon of Boris… …

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  • 11 The Quebec National Question — The National Question (in French: la Question nationale) is an expression referring to the discussion about the future status of Quebec within Canada, taking into consideration issues of autonomy, sovereignty, and independence. Contents 1 Various …

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  • 12 Parti marxiste–léniniste du Québec candidates, 2008 Quebec provincial election — The Parti marxiste–léniniste du Québec fielded twenty three candidates in the 2008 provincial election, none of whom were elected. Information about these candidates may be found on this page. Contents 1 Candidates 1.1 Chapleau: Pierre Soublière… …

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  • 13 List of forms of government — Part of the Politics series Basic forms of government Aristocracy Autocracy …

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  • 14 Terminology of the British Isles — Main article: British Isles   The British Isles …

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  • 15 Ethnic republics —    Among Russia’s 83 federal subjects, the 21 ethnic republics represent those constituent units that possess the highest level of sovereignty, including in most cases a president, constitution, parliament, flag, anthem, control of their own… …

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  • 16 Federation treaty of 1992 —    On 31 March 1992, Boris Yeltsin adopted a series of agreements collectively known as the Federation Treaty to address the concerns of regional elites and the new country’s national minorities. The new relations weakened the power of the… …

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  • 17 Judicial system —    In the Soviet era, the legal system generally catered to the needs of the state, and more specifically, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). While the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) displayed all the attributes of a… …

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  • 18 National-Patriotic Forces of the Russian Federation — (NPSRF)    Political party. Established in 2001, the National Patriotic Forces of the Russian Federation (Natsional’ nopatrioticheskie sily Rossiiskoi federatsii) grew out of the Assembly of National Democratic and Patriotic Forces, a movement… …

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  • 19 Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich — (1952– )    Politician. Born in Leningrad on 7 October 1952, Vladimir Putin grew up in humble surroundings as the son of a former Soviet sailor and member of the NKVD (the forbearer of the KGB). In his early life, he took up sambo, a Soviet form… …

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  • 20 Separatism —    Given Russia’s history with separatist movements during World War I and the ensuing Civil War which gave birth to the Baltic States, Finland, and the short lived independent states of Ukraine and Georgia and the dissolution of the Soviet Union …

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