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Definition of New federalism

New federalism Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
A policy initiated during the Nixon administration in which certain decision-making powers were returned to the state and local levels of government.  A key element in the new federalism was the extensive use of revenue sharing and block grants.
New federalism Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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New Federalism is a political philosophy of devolution, or the transfer of certain powers from the United States federal government back to the states. The primary objective of New Federalism, unlike that of the eighteenth-century political philosophy of Federalism, is the restoration to the states of some of the autonomy and power which they lost to the federal government as a consequence of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.

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