Question: What is pluralism? Correct answer: d) The theory that government power can be effectively checked by the proliferation of competing interest groups. Question: Who wrote the book The Power Elite? Correct answer: b) C. Wright Mills Question: What is the definition of a nation-state? Correct answer: a) A government that lays claim to specific territories, legitimates its authority by means of a legal system, and supports its rule by the control of armed forces.
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The effectiveness of the legislative checks and balances depends on the makeup of congress. If congress is made up of the same party as the executive and there is a large majority in the congress bills will rarely be stopped making checks and balances ineffective. Judicial Review is a process in which both Congress and the executive can be called to account by the judiciary. The courts have the power of judicial review and can declare the actions of the executive or congress unconstitutional. An example of judicial review on the executive is the case of the United States V. Richard Nixon in 1974.
It is trust that makes the business world possible…Business is all about trust. Dishonesty violates trust and raises suspicions”(Ciulla，36). Here is a dishonest leadership example about the CEO of Yahoo. Scott Thompson the CEO of yahoo cheated to the public that he had earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science when in fact he only had a degree in accounting. What was even worse was that he tried to cover it up by first claiming innocence.
Primus inter pares – ‘ A first among equals’ In the UK prime minister is considered to be a ‘first among equals’ as they act as a chairman of their ministers. Cabinet government – A system whereby the power of the executive is vested in the cabinet who hold collective responsibility, the prime minister is still ‘first among equals’, he has further powers than his ministers such as patronage but cannot act unilaterally. Royal prerogative – powers exercised in the name of the crown these are the power to : -declare war and negotiate treaties -dissolve parliament - appoint government ministers - appoint judges 2007 ‘governance of Britain’ green paper included proposals to allow parliament to scrutinise how ministers use prerogative powers. Collective responsibility – Secrecy – Ministers must keep details of cabinet meetings secret Binding decisions – Once a decision is made by the cabinet system it is adopted by all cabinet and junior ministers even if they were not involved. Those who are unable to accept this are expected to resign or to be dismissed; senior ministers who have resigned include Nigel Lawson (1989), Sir Geoffrey Howe (1990), and Robin Cook (2003).