Lec 6 - Representation->Government January 30, 2008...

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Representation-->Government January 30, 2008
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Dictatorship Majority MWR (PR, STV, etc.) Plurality Qualified Majority Unanimity
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Classifying Governments 1. Unified v. Separation of Power 2. Unified v. Separation of Purpose
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Classifying Governments 1. Unified v. Separation of Power Various ways of separating power 1. Sep. of executive and legislative powers 2. Sep. of legislative houses 3. Sep. of powers between different levels of government 4. Sep. of legislative enactment and interpretation Veto gates: points in the process where attempts to change or adopt new polices can be stopped.
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Classifying Governments 2. Unified v. Separation of Purpose Do decision makers have shared or disparate preferences? Affected by: Number of Parties (Party cohesion) Veto players: actors (collective or individual) who’s consent is required before changing from the status quo.
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Three basic institutions Chief executive (individual) Cabinet (small group)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course POLISCI 389 taught by Professor Allenhicken during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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