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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

The Centrality of Political Culture - linz: most presidential systems have repeatedly broken down - horowitz: emphasizes that most parliamentary systems, particularly those attempted in almost all African countries and some of the new nations of postwar Asia, have also failed - parliamentary government; giver different constituencies more access to the decision-making process that they would enjoy in presidential systems - under presidential government, those opposed to the president’s party may regard themselves as marginalized, and thus may seek to undermine presidential legitimacy - presidential government entrusts authority and ultimate responsibility to a single person, regard it as inherently unstable; failures can lead to a rejection of the symbol of authority - power seems more diversified in parliamentary regimes - the division of authority between presidents and legislatures, prime ministers and their cabinets are more powerful and may pay less attention to the importuning of specific groups - prime minister with a majority of parliament behind him has much more authority than an American President - the terms of the president and cabinet are not af
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