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The centraility of political culture

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Joseph Wong
Semester
Fall

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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  decision­making 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
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