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Unformatted text preview: Review for EXAM: 30 multiple choice 15 t rue/false Major differences between Parliamentary and Presidential: Presidential - Voters elect president in Presidential (Stable) Checks and balances makes President compete for power Presidency is more stable, impeachment is very rare Parliamentary President chosen out of dominant party in Congress (Faster) Sits in Parliament less arguments and legislation moves faster President can be kicked out with vote of no confidence Types of structural governmental types: Unitary 1 main, centralized France, Japan, Britain Federal US, Germany, Russia Confederal United Nations Labels of govts Oligarchy is aristocracy gone bad Plutocracy Govt of rich Gerontocracy Govt of older leaders Political philosophers: Locke Declaration of Independence Montesquieu 3 Branches of Govt: executive, legislative, judicial Hobbes Best govt is best king Alexis de Toqueville - Rousseau Social contract, give up some of your rights to govt in exchange for protection Voltaire Study levels of analysis Political culture: People believe the govt is legitimate and has a right to rule...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course GOV 120 taught by Professor Spangler during the Spring '08 term at Bentley.
- Spring '08