comparative poli

  1. Liberal Democracy
    a version of representative democracy in which the scope of democracy is limited by constitutionsal protection of individual rights,including freedom of assembly, property, religion and speech . Free, fair and regular elections are baded on near universal suffrage
  2. New democracy
    NEW Democracy-- is a country that has become democratic recently
  3. Transitional democracies
    Transitional democracies are countries are countries that are moving toward democracy from another regime type.
  4. Direct Democracy
    • Direct Democracy ---citizens assemble to decide on issues example....Athens
    • ((Referenda ----is an example in the United States for direct democracy))
  5. semi democracy
    A semi-democracy blend democratic AND authoritarian elements in a stable combination
  6. consolidated democracy
    “A democracy is consolidated when( under given political and economic conditions) a particular system of institutions becomes the only game in town and when no-one can imagine acting outside the democratic institutions” page 57
  7. what are the constitutional powers of the president?
    • President’s Constitutional Powers
    • *Degree authority
    • *Decree is law for 30 days without approval
    • 1988-1995 There over a 1000 decrees
    • The VetO Power--
    • -requires 50% total membership to override

    Both full and partial veto

    • Exclusive right to introduce legislation on:
    • size of armed forces
    • public salaries
    • administrative or judicial organization
    • Budget
  8. Among our cases, where federalism was adopted as a way to deal with ethnic divisions? Where was it adopted as a way to accommodate regional differences?
  9. Why could Russia be categorized as a semi-presidential democracy in 1990s?
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