POLI 100 Lecture Notes - Gerrymandering, Final Analysis

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Legislatures are crucial institutions in any political system, but above all in democracies. Their functions can be divided into three basic categories: representation, government, procedural. Gradually they became more assertive: forum for the addressing of public grievances, control of state treasuries. king cannot spend anything he wanted it had to be approved of parliamentary structures: control of military levy. Ultimately, there was less power for the king. Most systems (e. g. the uk, canada, and the us) are based on individual constituencies. Gerrymandering the deliberate rearrangement of the boundaries of electoral districts to influence the outcome of elections. Citizens elect both legislators and chief executive. Fusion of executive and legislative functions and structures. People elect legislators, the majority of whom then form a cabinet, which puts forward a chief executive (prime minister) Operate with both a parliament and a president. This form of governance has been particularly prominent among the former soviet states.

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