Our country can only remain united if we allow space for regional differences to flourish rather than trying to impose one-size-fits-all solutions.
Congress has approved billions of dollars to fix water and sewer systems across the US. But getting that money to needy communities depends on how states define a key word.
If Nigeria’s public office holders behave, there’s no reason why the country can’t progress.
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The idea of what it means to be South Sudanese is not universally accepted in the young nation.
West Virginia v. EPA could be the opportunity that conservative justices have been seeking to curb federal power.
Ghana lost its federalism due to mistaken political choices and missed opportunities, suggesting that other federations in Africa might well be at similar risk.
Australians coalesced around a strong federal government during the second world war. In recent decades, however, the states have taken primacy in people’s lives.
Fighting against federal authority is a political tradition in the South – and resisting federal guidance to wear masks in schools is just the latest example, an education policy expert writes.
If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
People can die when the federal government doesn’t work well with state and local governments – the COVID-19 crisis showed that. But the Biden administration has signaled an openness to collaboration.
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
The tensions that had been simmering between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Abiy administration eventually boiled over.
Many things have to change for Nigeria’s federal system to work and accommodate its diverse citizens’ interests
We’ve compiled the key COVID-19 restrictions in place across the states and territories.
The lawsuits filed in Portland sparked by the presence of federal law enforcement agents sent there by President Trump are a preview of the legal battles to come in cities across the US.
Federal authorities have input, but states reign supreme – unless they decide to let local governments make the call.
What is a state’s balance of payments, and why do some pay so much more? An author of a report at the heart of debates over which states should get coronavirus relief funds breaks it down.
While some authoritarian governments have won early praise, research shows that democratic countries with a balance of power between central and regional bodies are best able to succeed.
The struggle between the federal and state governments over when face-to-face teaching should resume in Australian schools is the latest in a long-running battle.