6.6.4 The Power Vested in National Politicians

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National politicians exert more power over people’s lives on a daily basis than any other level of political subsidiarity, as examined in the following sub-sections:

  • They dominate the internal governance of a country (
  • They have an important role in representing their countries in international negotiations and global governance (
  • They can try to gain popularity by whipping up the kind of nationalism that prides itself on opposing other countries (



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