POL 02 - January 11, 2008

POL 02 - January 11, 2008 - 1 January 11: Outline British...

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1 January 11: Outline • British Parliamentary system – Institutional fusion of powers – Political fusion of powers 1 • Veto Points in the British system • Electoral Rules and Number of Political Parties Parliamentary system • Prime Minister can… –“ form the government dismiss the legislature • Parliament can… select the Prime Minister vote “no confidence” in government and 2 – submit laws to parliament – act as head of state – deploy limited military force in government and Prime Minister – pass laws – ratify treaties –d e c l a r
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2 Executive Branch in Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems PARLIAMENTARY Executive = PM + Cabinet PRESIDENTIAL Executive = President + Administration 4 British parliament has two political parties 5 Labour Conservatives 1 Veto point Prime Minister and Cabinet support a bill Implies that their 6 For a law to pass Implies that their party colleagues (a majority of parliament) will also vote ‘yea’ House of Commons
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 03 taught by Professor Andrews during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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