Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - The Party Leader PM or Leader of Opposition...

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Lecture 8 A. Parliamentary Government Fusion and Unified Government Personnel Overlap Collective and Individual Cabinet Responsibility Cabinet Dominance Party Discipline (The 100% Rule) B. What are the consequences of Westminster democracy Disproportionality Perpetuates existing parties? Efficiency Accountability Elective dictatorship? C. Parties in the Electorate: Class Politics “Class is the basis of British party politics; all else is embellishment and detail” –Peter Pulzer D. Party Organization
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Unformatted text preview: The Party Leader PM or Leader of Opposition Parliamentary leader Controls Extraparliamentary Organization Leadership Selection: from Emergence to Election Recruitment and Credentials Seniority (average PM: 25 prior years in Parliament) Cabinet experienceBecome less important as the opposition party has no chance to be appointed as cabinet (3 stepping stones) Party loyalty Parliamentary skills The Party Congress and the Central office...
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