1-27-09 - Political Science 1-27-09 Varieties of Democracy:...

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Political Science 1-27-09 Varieties of Democracy: Presidential vs. Parliamentary Evidence of Democracy in Both US and British Models 1. Universal Suffrage (18 yrs +) 2. Frequent Elections 3. Meaningful Choice 4. Informed Judgment 5. Frequent Rotations 6. Spirit of Amity and Forgiveness 7. Peaceful Transfer of Power 8. Democratization Main Point: There are a variety of forms of democratic government. Parliamentary Democracy: The British Westminster Model Impacted the US the most Canada-Bahamas-Jamaica (former British territories)-but still have the British form of government Voting in the US Democratic Model: President 1 Representative 2 Senators Electoral College ^ ^ ^ Am. Voters, State by State Am. Voters, District Am. Voters, State by State by District **Fear of a Tyranny of the Majority/Mobocracy Presidency up every 4 years- nonconcurrent Every 2 years the entire 435 members of the House are up and 1/3 rd of the senate- concurrent Voting in British Westminister Model 1 member of Parliament (MP)
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course POLI 1101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '06 term at UGA.

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1-27-09 - Political Science 1-27-09 Varieties of Democracy:...

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