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    Federalisn and Public Policy making

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    I need some help re-wording the solution number 344346 (Federalism and Public Policy Making) at Brainmass. My instructor said it is plagerized the way it is written and needs to be in my own words. Can any help re-word the solution so it is not word for word from the internet.

    The original question was How does federalism affect policy development? How then does policy development affect the rights of the individual? What is the overall effect? Why should we be concerned?

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    Federalism is a system of government which, by agreement, created two levels of governments: the central or national or federal government and the regional governments (or sometimes called provinces or states governments) to which specified legislative powers are distributed, as well as shared legislative powers. Law-making (aka legislative) powers in the central or national government is in areas of national scope, while in territorial governments, limited law-making powers are more regional in application.
    Federal institutions encourage three distinctive dynamics: they influence the policy preferences, strategies, and influence of social actors; they create important new institutional actors (the constituent units of the federation); and they generate predictable policymaking dilemmas associated with shared decision-making.
    According to Wallack & Srinivasan (2010) national and subnational (e.g. state governments) are assumed to act as benevolent social planners who are omniscient and omnipotent. National planners are capable of addressing externalities from subnational social planners' actions that spill over from one region to another. Political economic analyses provide policymakers with diverse abilities and less than public-minded innovations, economic settings that include both international and domestic factors. There are various constraints on the central or federal government's ability to carry out policies.
    Questions related to federalism and their role in US policy making necessitate some conceptual frameworks of the public policy field or the typology of different models that describe the American inter-governmental system. Policies are courses of action that a government must adopt to address public needs and concerns. In Federal systems, like the US, policies must be sensitive to the greater interdependencies between units of government as well as to linkages between policy areas. The mechanisms or instrumentalities for dealing with policy issues are intrinsically complex. The intergovernmental networks are composed of an array of actors. The differing political ...

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    A brief description of Federalism, and how public policies are made under the system of federalism. It discusses the effect of federalism on individual rights and why these effects should be important concerns to the people.