●Once a nominee is placed on the Senate's Executive Calendar , floor consideration of the
nomination may occur.
●The White House is notified of the confirmation or rejection of the nominee. The Congressional
Record includes all nominations submitted to the Senate, as well as the action taken on them.
5. Judicial Review comparatevily speaking he means compared to other
countries/governments (MC) p. 187
Judicial Review is the power granted to certain supreme courts (high courts) to declare acts
and laws passed by legislatures and executives to be invalid if they are in conflict with the
Legislative Supremacy (parliamentary) system: laws can only be overturned by legislators
(UK, Israel, Finland)
6. Bureaucracy-Democracy Tradeoff (MC + W) (lecture 22 slide 17) April 30-
●No birds without bird dung.
●Mancur Olson explained the decline of the U.S. economy in the 1970s as the consequence of our
political system, which gave corporations an incentive to seek subsidies from the government
rather than to compete with industrialists in other countries.
●=They also believed that it was possible to completely separate policy making from policy
implementation, restricting the politics to policy-making and not implementation.
7. Dahl’s Polyarchy (MC) -previous test qs-
What feature does Dahl state most distinguishes modern representative democracy from
forms of democracy? Universal Suffrage
Why does Dahl contend that democracy requires free expression? In order for citizens to
participate effectively in political life. In order to hear what others have to say. To acquire
an enlightened understanding of possible government actions and policies. To acquire civic
competence and to engage in discussion and deliberation. All of these choices.
Why does Dahl think that democracy requires independent associations? a) To advance
causes and promote policies. b) To continue political activity between elections. c) To
provide a source of civic education and enlightenment. d) To provide citizens with
information and opportunities for discussion, deliberation, and the acquisition of political
skills. e) All of these choices.