EXECUTIVE POWER: A Friendly Dictatorship?
Sovereignty in Practice
Types of Regimes
•Once you have sovereignty you must decide who gets power
•Liberal Democracy is different because we decide what power government has and
•Democracy in the western world is Liberal Democracy
•Origins of democracy is traced to ancient Greece in Athens
•Citizens (men) would come together to make decisions
•Direct democracy because people participate directly in making decisions
•Even court cases were decided by massive juries by majority rules
•Referenda is an election held to allow people to have a say in making decisions
Referendums in Canada
Referendum of B.C
Referendum of Ontario
•Representative democracy - people are elected to make our decisions
democracy/liberal democracy: once you have sovereignty you must decide who gets power. referendum of ontario: representative democracy - people are elected to make our decisions www. notesolution. com, three jobs necessary for sovereignty. Political power in canada and the united states: the united states: the strict separation of powers. the fathers of constitution saw the need to maintain a very strict separation of power. nobody should be able to control all three (legislative, executive, judicial. designed a system of government where egomaniacs worked against each other for the good of the government. presidents andrew johnson and bill clinton have been impeached. congress creates the law and then sends the bill to the president to sign. congress gets elected every 2 years www. notesolution. com. senates are elected every 6 years with 1/3 elected every 2 years. once elected supreme court judge, in power until age of 70/75: canada: the fusion of power.