Government > Democracy and rights > Strongly federal?: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Political scientist Robert A. Dahl compares the constitutions of countries which have been “steadily democratic since 1950” on the characteristic of federalism (strongly federal or not strongly federal).
Australia Yes
Austria Yes
Belgium Yes (since 1993)
Canada Yes
Costa Rica No
Denmark No
Finland No
France No
Germany Yes
Iceland No
India Yes
Ireland No
Israel No
Italy No
Japan No
Luxembourg No
Netherlands No
New Zealand No
Norway No
Sweden No
Switzerland Yes
United Kingdom No
United States Yes


"All countries compared for Government > Democracy and rights > Strongly federal?", How Democratic is the American Constitution? Robert A. Dahl.2001. ISBN 0-300-09218-0. Table 1. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy-and-rights/Strongly-federal?

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