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The Political Executive

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Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLI 221
Professor
Rick Schultz

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Topic 6 The Political Executivethe PM Cabinet and Central AgenciesKey Issues has the centre of power shifted from cabinet t the PM Do we still have collective governmentCollectivemonocraticWeve never really had collective governmentThe role of cabinet as check on the PMcollective policy maker has never been as strong as it should haveParliament doesnt ruleCollective governmentmisleadingPM appoints dismisses assigns departments to cabinet members o People who come into cabinet are happy just to be thereabove the rest of backbenchers may have some power all the perks of being in cabinet o Anne McClellandMinister of HealthWelfare o Most of our ministers are not specialists Most come from the HoC and most dont specialize there Controls cabinet agenda decides who speaks determines cabinet structure sole contact Constitutionally with the GG only person who can advise on dissolution of Parliament Can abolishdecide on which departments to keepCentral link to the mediamedia ia a primary check
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