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POLS 110 Lecture Notes - Short Parliament, Roundhead, Long Parliament


Department
Political Studies
Course Code
POLS 110
Professor
Kim Richard Nossal

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Monday, February 11, 2013
POLS 110- Week 6, Lecture 1
Today
Dividing sovereignty by rule function
Dividing Sovereignty
Can supreme political authority be divided by rule functions?
Politics and “Rule Functions”
Three “Rule Functions”
o Making the rules
o Implementing the rules
o Adjudicating the rules
Who makes, implements, and adjudicates the rules for a polity?
o An historical view: absolutism and autocracy
o Evolution of separating the functions institutionalizing them into
“branches”
Dividing Sovereignty
Dividing supreme political authority among these institutions
o Contrast between “parliamentary” and “presidential” systems
o Shorthand to describe the British system (and polities modeled on it)
and the American system
Parliamentary Systems
Parliamentary systems today the result of historical evolution that stretches
over a millennium
Shaped by:
o Foreign conquest
o Struggles against absolutist power
o Civil war
Rule Function
Political Function
Branch of Government
Rule-making
Legislative
Legislature
Rule implementation
Executive
Executive
Rule Adjudication
Judicial
Judiciary
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