POL 02 - January 9, 2008

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Unformatted text preview: 1 January 9, 2008 Presidential vs. Parliamentary Democracy American model of presidential democracy 1 British model of parliamentary democracy Two most basic models of legislative/executive relations Presidential United States Separation of Parliamentary Britain Fusion of powers 2 Separation of powers Cumbersome Fusion of powers Efficient Separation of Executive and Legislature Institutional separation 3 Political separation 2 Institutional Separation of Powers in Presidential System President can... appoint Cabinet veto legislation submit initiatives to Legislature can approve Cabinet override veto write laws 4 submit initiatives to the legislature issue executive decrees act as Head of state deploy limited military force write laws pass laws ratify treaties declare war impeach the president Presidential system President cannot Legislature cannot 5 Role of Political Parties in the Modern Democracy Big Problem: How can millions of diverse citizens agree on policy solutions? 6 Political Parties Solve the Informational and Organizational Problem Political parties take complex political reality and reduce it to simple, ideological statements. 3 Representative Institutions are controlled by political parties....
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