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    The question is asking whether the Westminster System (in the traditional and historic sense of the term) is still an accurate descriptor of British politics - given the significant amount of political evolution that has occurred over the last two centuries. Perhaps the Westminster Model has become anachronistic in the internet age? Or, perhaps its core components can still be observed in contemporary British politics? Maybe an informed revision of the Westminster Model is what is needed? I will address

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    The Rise of Canadian Prime Ministerial Powers

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    structure of Canada’s Westminster system and its effect on the legal powers of the Prime Minister, unwritten conventions and the decline in the Crown’s power. Firstly, the powers of the Prime Minister in its very nature are much wide spread in terms of what he can do as an executive power. Secondly, the history and development of unwritten conventions have created a tradition in which very few sources of constraints can be enacted on the Prime Minister within the parliamentary system. Lastly, with the

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    the political system of the UK fit Lijphart’s models of democracy? How has this changed over recent decades?" Introduction There are two types of democracy: the first, majoritarian or Westminster democracy is what most people just imagine of when they think of democracy whereby a legislature elected by a majority of the voters governs and votes by means of the ruling party if it rules poorly. UK presents the most excellent instance of this kind of democracy, thus the name "Westminster." The second

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    The effectiveness of Westminster Parliament in holding the executive to account relies on a number of variables, arguably, the most important being the degree of the government’s majority. Other variables include the unity of the party, the presence of a foreign war or the presence of a hostile media. This being said, there are also a number of mechanisms by which Parliament is able to hold the executive accountable. Westminster Parliament has the ability to hold the executive to account through

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    Research and Referencing Assignment ARTS1840 – Semester 1, 2010 z3332769 Critical analysis The Australian Journal of Public Administration’s research and evaluation paper explores the parliamentary scrutiny of government performance in Australia. It observes the processes the Commonwealth Parliament of Australia can use to make ministers and public servants accountable for the performance of their relevant departments. These decisions are made on the basis of performance data that each department

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    society emphasises a need for separation of power/ three branches/ oversight, to prevent a large concentration of power and uphold liberally democratic values. May be useful to make use of and quote Montesquieu’s separation of powers system, the “tripartite” system, from “In the Spirit of the Laws” (1748): - "The independence of the judiciary has to be real, and not apparent merely". "The judiciary was generally seen as the most important of powers, independent and unchecked", and also was considered

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    The Old Parliament House at Canberra The Old Parliament House (OPH) at Canberra, was the centre of the nation’s political life from 1927 to 1988 when it was functioning. It is where the elected politicians pass laws, or legislation, where members discuss urgent motions or matters of public importance. Members can move motions of censure against the government or against individual ministers. During Question Time Members and Senators address questions to ministers and they can also present

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    Australian Bicameralism Bicameralism in Australia has a long history dating back to the pre-Federation colonial parliaments. These structures, in turn, evolved from their British forbear, the parliament at Westminster. At federal and state levels there has been considerable debate and controversy over the continuing efficacy and efficiency of the two-house model. Is it necessary or desirable to maintain two houses of parliament for state and federal governments in Australia? Did the Queensland

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    In recent times, there has been much debate over the “Question Time” in the Australian Parliament over whether or not it is a fairly run institution and also whether or not it is “damaging the public image of the Parliament and of politicians in general” – Australian Collaboration. Even though Australia inherited the institution from the British Parliament, The Australian Parliamentary office has confirmed that, “the committee has considered proposals to restructure question time with the aim of

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    On 2nd May 2011 the 41st Canadian Federal Elections were held to elect the members to the House of Commons. The Conservative Party of Canada returned to power with a majority government. The Conservative Party of Canada has achieved a lot in its time in power. Some of the achievements are enlisted below 1. Tax relief The GST was at 7% when the Conservative party came to power. They cut it to 6% at first and then a further reduction took place with the GST now standing at only 5%. The income taxes

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