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19 Feb 2011
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EXECUTIVE POWER: A Friendly Dictatorship?
Sovereignty in Practice
Types of Regimes
Monarchy/Dictatorship
Theocracy
Aristocracy
Democracy/Liberal Democracy
Once you have sovereignty you must decide who gets power
Liberal Democracy is different because we decide what power government has and
doesnt have
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
Charlottetown Accord
Referendum of B.C
Referendum of Ontario
Representative democracy - people are elected to make our decisions
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 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.

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