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