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Unformatted text preview: 3. The causes and consequences of institutional combat a. Attack the other party b. Entrench a political party within institutions, i.e. welfare, health care, etc. 4. The emergence of a vicious cycle in politics a. Personal attacks (i.e. Clinton) b. Revelation, investigation, prosecution 5. Is the US really decaying into a semi-democracy? 02/13/08 a. Aggravation of the checks and balances b. Dual sovereignty is impossible (both sides tries to be the highest power in the country, but it is impossible) i. Unhealthy situation where the two branches dont cooperate, but try to run the country according to their own designs c. the negative sides of checks&balances getting aggravated (constant deadlock, things cant get done) i. leads to semi-democracy d. feedback effect DONT FORGET WORKSHEET!...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '07