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"First used in the USA in the 1930s to describe the interactions between different levels of government. Federal systems naturally have more relationships of this kind than unitary systems but the term has come to be used generally. It encompasses constitutional relationships, financial relationships and those between officials at the different levels.
Federal countries, however, are bound to be more complex. The USA has over 80,000 governmental units. Conscious that as government policies proliferated interrelationships had become more elaborate, in 1959 the Eisenhower Administration appointed the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations with twenty-six members to do research and produce reports and policy recommendations on the problems involved."
(Intergovernmental relations. (1999). In The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science.)
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