Poli Sci 111-22 - Poli Sci 111 22 18:29 Globalization...

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Poli Sci 111 - 22 18:29 Globalization – Economic and political development in a Global Era (not yet) Political Institutions and Democratic Stability Constitutional Design Relationship between the branches of government Electoral systems Mode of electing representatives If you can get 2 transfers of rule (one party to another), then the democracy has a very  good chance of surviving.  Constitutional Design Presidentialism (U.S., Latin America) Executive and Legislature elected separately Parliamentarism (Europe, E. Asia, S. Asia) Executive drawn from Legislature (governing party) Trade-offs  Strength vs. Flexibility – no confidence, dissolve, you can’t impeach a president for lying  – lying under oath Electoral Systems Definition The rules by which raw votes are translated into seats: ----------------------------------------------------- Majoritarian – UK      Mixed – Germany      Proportional – S, Is. Trade-offs
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