CPO Midterm Notes Feb 17 08

CPO Midterm Notes Feb 17 08 - CPO Notes 2000: RESB307.00...

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CPO Notes 2000: RESB307.00 THE UK Political System: - Constitutional Monarchy/ Parliamentary Democracy Regime History - 17 th century Administrative Structure: - Unitary State with fusion of powers - UK Parliament has supreme legislative/exuctive and judicial authority - Reform in process to transfer limited powers to representative bodies for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland Executive - PM; answers to House of Commons - HC is subject to collective responsibility of the Cabinet - Members of Parliament who is leader of party has control a majority in commons Legislature: - HC (lower) elected by single member plurality; system with no fixed term but 5 year limit - Main legislative powers; Pass laws, provide for finance, scrutinize public administration and government policies. Germany Political System: -Parliamentary Democracy Regime History: - After WWII 1945, Germany was partitioned- divided in two E Germany and W Germany - FGR; Federal Republic of Germany - GDR; German Democratic Republic - 1990- Berlin Wall diminished
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