10-8-08 - POLITICAL SCIENCE liberal democracies*quiz due...

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10-8-08 – POLITICAL SCIENCE * quiz due Wednesday, same day of blue book exam- liberal democracies British Parliament – constantly evolving. Voters do not remove Prime Minister, the Party removes the Prime Minister. Prime Minister (every week) answers questions from Parliament. France : Sixth largest economy Semi-Presidential System/Part parliamentary “Statist” tradition – Government plays significant role in directing the economy and society. (dirigisme) Leading Member of the international organizations and the European Union (EU). French Political Development : o The Fourth Republic (1946-1958) Extreme form of parliamentary rule—parliament has a near monopoly of power—unstable. France critical to the creation of the European Community; government orchestrates economic recovery; Algerian crisis fosters Republic’s demise. o The Fifth Republic (1958 to present) Creation of Charles De Gaulle-designed the Fifth Republic Extreme executive power; and therefore stable. French Political System – Outline:
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2009 for the course POLY SCI 6 taught by Professor Hink during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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10-8-08 - POLITICAL SCIENCE liberal democracies*quiz due...

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