Definition of federalism in English:

federalism

Line breaks: fed|er¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛdərəlɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The federal principle or system of government: idealists who were committed to European federalism
More example sentences
  • We begin with an ideal type of a federal system called market-preserving federalism - a federation that satisfies all four conditions.
  • The founders crafted throughout the Constitution a system of federalism, whereby state governments were intended to check the powers of the national government.
  • To be sure, as the history of the European Union shows, there can be federalism without a federation.

Derivatives

federalist

noun & adjective
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  • It was a specifically European movement, and whereas Mitrany aimed explicitly to depoliticize the process of the transfer of power away from national governments, federalists sought a clear transfer of political authority.
  • A Franco-German proposal to replace him with the Belgian Prime Minister and an avowed federalist, was vetoed by the UK.
  • Two of the most influential federalists, committed to the development of a European polity that would deal effectively with the common interests of the member states and their citizens, have been Jean Monnet and Jacques Delors.

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