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PMP 10/13 Notes Democratic Constitutional Systems: How the Structure of Agents and How They are (S)elected Affects How the Voters’ Authority is Delegated o Key questions: Thinking in terms of the delegation of authority, how do presidential and parliamentary systems structure authority differently? What does it mean to differentiate systems on the origin and survival of executive authority? Origin: get pwr from dif constituents Survival: president can survive til end of term; PM survives so long as maintains “confidence” Pres: institutions have fixed terms; impeachment requires pres to break the law and majority in legisl to find high crime and misdemeanors Parliamentary: legislative fused to executive, and executive accountable thru confidence; legisl vote of no confidence can be over pretty much anything What do the terms Westminster model and majoritarian parliamentary system mean?
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2009 for the course IRPS IRCO 400 taught by Professor Matthewshugart during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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