What is federalism? Which values can be associated with it?
Ans. Federalism is a system of government in which the power is divided between a central authority and various constituent units of the country.
The values that can be associated with federalism are ’
(i) It safeguards and promotes the unity of the country, while at the same time accommodate regional diversity.
. (ii) The government at different levels should agree to some rules of power sharing. There* should be mutual trust and agreement to live together.
(iii) As the people of each member state enjoy large measures of self-government, their interest in public affairs is stimulated. A federal system thus provides schools of political education. ’