Democratic Regimes

Presidential system directly elected president

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Unformatted text preview: r Unicameral? Unicameralism: - Single chamber Bicameral: - Goes back to Britain, notion of different chambers for different classes - Commonly used under federalism: one house to represent local communities. ! Constitutional Courts - Have grown in importance over time - Different forms of power: judicial review Concrete Review: - - ability to rule on constitutional issues rising from cases brought before court Abstract Review: - - ability to rule on constitutional issues without the need of a court case - Some countries have only abstract, some only concrete, some both ! Parliamentary System: - Prime minister dominates as head of government - Removed by national elections or vote of no confidence in legislature - Head of state either a monarch or a president - Head of state largely ceremonial—little real power (though may be indirectly or directly elected) ! Presidential System - Directly elected president - President serves as both head of state and government—no prime minister - Powerful, and cannot be removed other than by impeachment or election - Not beholden to legislature - Can weaken party as candidates focus on winning one single election versus coalition building and working up the ranks ! Semipresidential System - Combination of two systems - Prime minister who is charged with domestic policy...
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