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"Transparency can also be improved by decentralization, since, because of easier monitoring, informational problems are less severe at the local level. Smaller constituencies facilitate the monitoring of the performance of elected representatives and public officials and, additionally, reduce the collective action problems related to political participation. Thus, in this sense, decentralized political systems tend to have stronger accountability mechanisms and lower corruption."

Norman Loayza (PhD), Daniel Lederman (PhD), Rodrigo Soares (PhD) | Authors of Accountability : Corruption: Institutions Matter"

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Federalism can come in two forms: "Coming-Together Federalism" as in the USA, Switzerland, and formerly separate groups coming together, while it's also possible to have "Holding Together Federalism" where formerly unitarily-governed countries like Belgium, Canada, India, and others, re-create their country as a federation of autonomous entities. Do not be fooled into thinking that Federalism can only happen when formerly independent entities come together. This mistaken notion is often used by detractors and naysayers who try to attack Federalism and prevent its adoption.

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