Explain any five key features of Federalism.


Federalism is a political structure in which power is distributed between a central authority and the country’s different constituent units.

Five key features of Federalism

Key features of federalism are

  1. There are two or more levels of government.
  2. Various levels of government control the same people, but in particular matters of law, taxation and administration, each level has its own Authority.
  3. Constitutionally, the presence and authority of each level of government are guaranteed.
  4. One level of government does not unilaterally modify the basic provisions of the constitution.
  5. Such modifications require the approval of both levels of government.
  6. Courts have the authority to interpret the constitution and the powers of various levels of government.
  7. To maintain its financial autonomy, sources of revenue for each level of government are clearly defined.


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