Distribution of powers and functions in federal systems by Dwight Herperger

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Published by Minister of Supply and Services Canada in [Ottawa?] .

Written in English

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  • Federal government.,
  • Central-local government relations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 49).

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Statementby Dwight Herperger.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 49 p. ;
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16905606M
ISBN 100662191781

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The system of the United States, Switzerland and Australia are that their central governments have been given enumerated powers whereas the residuary powers are left with their State governments. [ ]   Constitutional law - Constitutional law - Unitary and federal systems: No modern country can be governed from a single location only.

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