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[POLS 1150] - Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for th..
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School
University of Guelph
Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 1150
Professor
Kate Puddister
Semester
Fall

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UofG POLS 1150 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE find more resources at oneclass.com POLS 1150 Week 6 Branches of Government; Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems Institutions of Government The mechanics of the branches of government o Institutions and people responsible for carrying out the affairs and administration of a political system Interrelated but distinct responsibilities Different levels of power Effectiveness of power can change overtime o Opposition in minority vs. majority government Elected Politicians National: members of Parliament o Representatives of voters in the parliamentary system Substantive decisionmaking power lies with the cabinet o Cabinet: members of the executive level of government responsible for decisionmaking and administration of the bureaucracy Opposition: parliamentarians that do not belong to the governing party o Form a check on the ruling power of elected party o All members that are not members of the governing party are members of the o Question period questions to hold government in account, criticize the government, work w government to make policylaw Branches of Government NOT the same as levels of government Levels of government regional (province), national Executive: top level of government or leader o Maintains leadership for entire political system o Just specifically leader, Prime Minister and the cabinet Legislative: body of a political system w the responsibility to make laws; the legislature o House of commons and senate o Political science spends a lot of time talking about this ranch o Legislators go to work o Parliament House of Commons and the Senate Judiciary: courts and legal system o Constitutional supremacy rather than parliamentary o Constitution is supreme all actions of government, NEED to conform w constitution The Executive find more resources at oneclass.com
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