Distribution of Powers in Federal Systems
Peter Bussjaeger, Mirella Johler
- Delegated powers — State sovereignty and states' rights — Political philosophy of federalism — Types of federalism
Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1. Federalism ( federalism ) merges formerly separate units into a new state, and/or rearranges a previously unitary country, or even mingles both processes ( Anderson 7 ; Kincaid, ‘Introduction’ 11 ). Thus, federations must divide legislative, administrative, and judicial powers ( Folz 647 ). The use of constitutional provisions, which divide (legislative and administrative) competences and assign them to different levels of governments, should thereby secure subnational autonomy ( Elazar 205 ). 2. According to Watts ( Watts (2008) 84 ), historic evolution may...