In a unitary system of government, local offices
In a unitary system of government, local offices:
a) have equal power with the central government.
b) elect representatives to the central government.
c) can veto decisions made by the central government.
d) must follow decisions made by the central government.
The correct answer is d) must follow decisions made by the central government.
The governmental structure consists of three major components including federal, confederate, and unitary department:
- Unitary – a simple government system when the power is equally divided between all local offices although still controlled by a central department. It utilizes the concept of decentralization.
- Federal – unlike the unitary system, this one offers an opposite approach with local offices obtaining only partial autonomy.
Have a look at the picture to see how both modalities are presented on the map. As you can see. Most of the nations including England and the Philippines follow a unitary concept while the United States mainly relies on the federal government.