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Chapter 1 Vocabulary
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A manifestation of the disagreement over who should have power and what decisions they should make.
Consists of institutions that have the right to make decisions binding on the whole society. Manages disagreements made in politics.
Government by the people.
All or most citizens make government decisions by themselves. This can be seen when citizens come together in meetings to hear and vote on various issues.
Citizens do not decide policies, but elect leaders to argue policy on behalf of the citizens.
Another term for "representative democracy."
A legitimate government is one whose decisions almost all people obey because they think the government has the right to make them.
All national authority is vested in an elected national legislature that then chooses the chief exectutive, usually called the prime minister.
-Political power is centralized in the leader and his or her cabinet.
-Courts usually do not interfere with cabinet bureaucracy.
-This form of governemnt should be free to do whatever it wishes so long as it is consistent with the constitution and then is accountable to the voters in the next election.
Aspects of the parliamentary system
Power is divided between a separately elected president and Congress and there are courts that can declare a law to be unconstitutional.
-The leader proposes legislation but cannot be confident the legislatures will approve it.
-The legislatures themselves may pass laws they like and the leader dislikes, and they will go into effect unless the leader vetoes them.
-The theory underlying this system is that policies should be tested for their political acceptability at every stage of the policy-making process and not just at election time.
Aspects of the presidential system
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