Assess the extent to which incumbents have an advantage over challengers in
Congressional elections (15 marks)
Often in the history of congressional elections, it has been proved that incumbency can act
in favour of a candidate for instance the percentage
The system for nominating presidential candidates is in need of reform. Discuss.
The system for nominating presidential candidates in the USA is highly delicate as it must strike the balance between
ensuring that there is popular participation in the proc
How does the NRA attempt to influence politics?
Attend campaign events, ring doorbells, and make phone calls to help their favoured
candidatesor defeat their opponents more so than senior citizens, members of labour
unions, or public school teachers.
To what extent is the constitutional system of checks and balances an obstacle to effective government? (45)
The US constitution was written with the intention of ensuring that no one branch could dominate and that each
branch could check the powers of th
Assess the arguments in favour of a largely or wholly elected second chamber.
The House of Lords as it stands is an unelected second chamber made up of life peers, bishops and many
other members. It is argued that a largely or wholly elected second chambe
To what extent does Parliament control executive power?
The UK is unique in the sense that there is a fusion of the executive and legislature, through the
government and Parliament. This raises the question if Parliament has sufficient control of