FRANKS article notes

FRANKS article notes - FRANKS Functions of parliament -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
FRANKS Functions of parliament - establish a legitimate government through th eelectoral process - make government work o authority funds, and othe rresources necessary for governing - make a government behave o watchdog over government - make an alternative government - Parliament as a recruiting ground fo rpolitical leaders - Political communications o Expression of the mind of the people - balance between parliament and government affects th ebalance between an emphasis on the particular and on the general welfare o some public goods can only b ensured by a strong voice defending a general public interest - reality of Canadian politics is executive centred system o reform calls for parliament centred - executive – collectivist voice - adversarial system – debates, question period - consensual system – committees etc. o reforms push for this - party discipline isn’t the main problem - the underlying issue is the processes of representation, of parties, of electoral attitudes and behavious, of demographic change because they result in the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

FRANKS article notes - FRANKS Functions of parliament -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online