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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 1150
Professor
Carol L Dauda
Semester
Fall

Description
29/09/2013 1Parliamentary System Responsible Government 2Executive –Dual Executive –Political Executive (Prime Minister and Cabinet) •Responsible to parliament and must maintain the confidence of parliament •Confidence is shown by a majority vote (simple, or absolute) 50 + 1 •Not directly elected  •Collective responsibility­ must come to a collective decision. – not public knowledge!  •Size of cabinet (have to take into consideration regions, interests, etc.) Have to create postions for the cabinet to have a well  representation.  Want to reward people in the party. (giving them a junior postion is a step up) • Concentrated or strong government –the way it is related to the the legitature government. It can take steps. • Executive dominance in the legislature –Fusion of powers –Within the legislature executive •Controls introduction, passing of legislation •Party  discipline   in  caucus  (all  members  of   the   government   party)  •More  pronounced if unicameral or second chamber’s power is weak  In the legislature: • Needs to maintain a majority to stay in power –Under majoritarian electoral system ( like the one in Canada)  •Majority •Manufactured majority (plurality) •Minority government less likely 5 • 200 150 210 6Ontario Vote 7 –Proportional electoral system avoids disproportionality –No manufactured majority  –Majority (rare) – not completely un thought of –Coalition majority most common (done with a lot of thought)  –Minority government not likely • 8Types of Coalitions: Quality Electoral  • Run as a
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