Subsidiarity, Autonomy and Secession

 According to the principle of subsidiarity, decision-making should be decentralized to the maximum degree practical. This not only enables decision-making based on local knowledge, but creates a greater range of choices in a market of competing political systems. Switzerland and the United States of America are designed around this concept, which was made explicit in the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Increasing regional autonomy, up to and including partition and secession, is a common reform strategy.