Democratic Regimes

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Democratic Regimes Constitutional Types a. Separation of powers a. Typical American system – people vote for legislative and executive branch separately b. Parliamentary system a. Executive is not directly elected b. People elect the legislative branch (Parliament), which chooses the Government / Executive branch c. A vote of no confidence by Parliament questions the legitimacy of the government d. Government heavily relies on Parliament’s approval e. A lot depends on what kind of support the Prime Minister starts with f. If the Prime Minister has a large majority, his agenda can be pushed through without a problem g. Sometimes there is no clear majority and a coalition government must be formed h. Dynamics in this type of government are different than in separation of powers i. How well it works depends on the type of Parliament and the relationship between that Parliament and the government i. Britain doesn’t have a Constitution because a document from the past shouldn’t constrain the current government
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2008 for the course PO 251 taught by Professor Perez during the Fall '07 term at BU.

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