Lecture7PoliSci274Feb16

Lecture7PoliSci274Feb16 - PoliSci 274 Lecture 7 Today: Veto...

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PoliSci 274 Professor Scott Gehlbach Lecture 7 2/16//09 Today: Veto Players Forms of government Traditional Distinctions Forms of Government vet players Veto Players and Policy stability 1) Forms of Government a) Traditional Distinctions i) Presidential vs Parliamentary Systems (1) Parliamentary Advantages (a) Possibility of more parties represented (b) Need a majority, fewer reactors (i) Vote of no confidence can quickly change things ii) Unicameral vs bicameral systems iii) Federal vs. Unitary (1) Federal (a) Federal, State, Local autonomous governments (2) Unitary (a) Chinese system for example iv) Dictatorship vs. democracy b) Revisionist view i) Traditional distinctions are more complicated than they need to be, governments can be captured in one simple concept: VETO PLAYERS (1) Veto Player- Actor with the ability to block change from status quo (a) Democracy- 3 or 4 players (i) House (ii) Senate (iii) President (iv)Supreme Court? (b) Dictatorship-1
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