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9 Cards in this Set

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Legalist (structural) approach
method of comparing political systems; looks at formal govt institutions and compars, ignores much political behavior (ex: interest groups, parties)
Systematic approach
method of comparing political systems; arose from the collapse of the colonial system; model of political behavior; now primary model
Easton Model
systemic functional model of analysis; need to understand politics as a system; politics defined as process by which authority association of values in society takes place; looks at how we mobilize resources to accomplish goals
5 basic functions of Easton Model
1) interest articulation (how political demands made known)(ex: media, vote, join party, sign petition)
2) interest aggregation (putting together requests to fulful articulation)(ex: interest groups, parties, circulate petition)
3) Rule making (who has power to establish rules)(ex: bureaucrats, judges)
4) Rule implementation (how carry out rules made, enforce, evaluate if achieve what wanted to)
5) Rule ajudication (interpretation of rules, feedback mechanism in this process)
Plurality Vote
-discriminates against 3rd party, often seen as wasted vote
Estates General
-3 estates: clergy, nobility, middle and lower classes; nobility dominate (media now seen as 4th estate in France)
-king created from party response to 100 years war but ignores it for most part
-sometimes attemtps to impose limits on king's power; limited because monarch supreme and can dissolve EG
-1614-1789 - EG doesn't meet at all
-increased taxes makes nobility and middle class unhappy, Louis XIV reconvenes EG, in theory accepts incr role of parl and change from absolute to constitutional monarchy
-Louis uses as tactic, ignores EG and tries to dissolve, yields revolution
-Louis and much of aristocracy killed
-little agreement on what govt to replace monarchy with (stg exec, dominate legis)
3 Ways NA can bring down Cab
1) before cab takes office, issues policy statement, if defeated by simple maj, cab will not take office
2) motion of sensure can by introduced
-has to have support .1 NA (58 cosponsors)
-abs maj votes in favor=vote of no confidence, cab resigns
3) cab at anytime can declare legis "matter of confidence," if NA takes no action, proposal becomes law, if NA defeats (abs maj)=vote no confidence and cab resigns
Constitutional Council
judicial body with limited power of judicial review; can determine whether legis is constitutional if asked by pres, PM and pres of Sen and NA; can only take place in 15 day time prd when law passed and before goes into effect