The Madisonian Model is a system of Checks and Balances that leads into a Separation of Powers
among the Legislative (Congress), Executive (President), and Judicial (Courts) branches.
THE CONGRESS controls the executive branchs budget, can pass laws over
1. How does a nation or state become aware of a problem that governments need to address,
and how is the solution found prior to it becoming domestic policy?
Agenda building/setting crisis: technology changes, mass media campaign and political
1. Political parties are group of individuals who organize to win elections, operate
government, and determine public policy. Some of their functions and goals are: recruit
candidates for office, organize and run elections, and present alternative policie
1. Describe the Iron Triangle and explain
how it works.
The Iron Triangle: is formed by alliances
of mutual benefit between a unit within the
bureaucracy, its interest of client groups, and
subcommittees or standing committees. It is
impenetrable and nobo