Possibly the greatest vulnerability was 'the weakness within' - the constitution gave the President, the states and the military too much control, whilst proportional voting meant that the Reichstag was separated and weak. There was no single party in complete control and parties had to join together to form a government. However, each party had different goals which caused in-fighting and instability making it difficult for the Reichstag, with its many changes in power, to govern effectively. This was reflected in 376 political assassinations up to 1923. From the start there was economic instability because of the cost of World War One and there was widespread disillusion within the German people.
This is unlike the conventional politicians. As well as this, when the leaders of the pressure groups are elected the turnouts are usually very low. Due to the leaders not being elected, this therefore means that they are unaccountable and the influence in which they exert in many ways is not democratically legitimate. This problem is made worse by the growing number of pressure groups being led by a small number of senior professionals. In some cases, the pressure groups even undermine their internal democracy as the minority (the leaders) voices are heard rather than the majority (the members).
These can be describe as government failure, in many different causes. Today we will be uncovering one of the most controversial of all. How politicians and administrating bodies acting in ‘Self Interest rather than interest of the general public that they are suppose to represent. As a result of this infixions policies may arise causing
Essentially, the U.S. was embattled by the same problematic political relationship with the Vietnamese politicos as the French were when they exerted control over Vietnam. The contradiction in this relationship pitted the demand of foreign powers against the popular demand of the masses. Generally, Vietnamese national leaders sacrificed some of the popular support of their countrymen because they were at the mercy of the U.S. to receive aid that far surpassed the up flow of taxes from the governmental system. Consequently failing to secure a stable political base, the South Vietnam body of leadership was in constant flux, with no leader
It has been suggested that poor voter turn-out in elections, declining party membership together with a disproportionate voting system for Westminster Elections, an un-elected House of Lords, the undue influence of elitist pressure groups and government assaults on our civil liberties suggest that we are suffering from a democratic deficit. However, we need to beware of ignoring those ways in which our democracy has shown itself capable of modernisation; for example through proposals to reform the Lords, devolution, the greater use of referendums and the way in which E Petitions have proved so popular with the public. Critics of British democracy point out that only 34% of 17/18 year olds are registered to vote, while in 2001 only 59%
The election for the coalition results in 76% supporting pro-Weimar parties, showing that the opposition and threats to the government had settled. People in Germany were no longer looking for extremist parties which was proved by the failure of the right-wing coalition. In theory the coalitions should have worked well with the cooperation from all parties. However, the SPD were reluctant to work with other parties subsequently weakening the democracy. This proves the political instability of Germany in this period as they were the largest party in the Reichstag but still refused to cooperate.
They are both furious with governments, tired of the poor economy, and mistrustful of powerful institutions. New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie, said the two movements are “not that different” and they are both angry “because government has become dysfunctional.” While the two movements do have fundamental differences on issues such as spending and taxes, they have similar issues with Washington, the bailouts, and the economy. Both movements similar issue with Washington stem from the belief that politicians have special interests and favor corporations. Both movements are against the bailouts of the auto and financial industries, the Tea Party sees it as a form of socialism and the OWS sees it as symbol of favoritism to the wealthy and large corporations. And, finally they both are similar since they were both started due to the lousy
They were also in a country plagued by a financial crisis with the majority of the population automatically having hatred for the government. The treaty of Versailles also posed a serious threat to the government with the country left embarrassed by its ruling and the war guilt that Germany faced. The extreme right in particular were a threat to the republic. The actions of the Spartacists in particular concerned the leaders of the SPD as they knew that they could not rely on the support of the army in the face of a revolt. Thus a deal was done with the right wing (the pre 1918 military, judiciary and civil service).
Coalitions were formed in order to gain power in government. These were unsuccessful as the weak coalitions were constantly breaking over issue disputes, which led to instability in the early years “it was difficult to create and maintain coalitions” is quoted by Carl Heidrich and Z.K Brzenzinsky . Article 48 of the constitution also proved to be a failure in the constitution and was one of the reasons for the collapse of according to Eberhard Kolb “Article 48 is often pointed to as being one of the chief reasons for the collapse of the republic” . As this gave the president sole power in “times of emergency” which he abused too often. It was evoked more than 130 times between 1919 and 1924 .
These problems progressively mounted so high that they obscured Lloyd George's successes and toppled him from power, ultimately helping the Conservatives engineer his downfall. This essay will assess both internal factors, such as problems as home, centred on unemployment, coupled with external factors, including the Chanak Crisis. It will be argued that the Conservatives reaped power as a result of the combined internal and external problems, all of which amounted to a loss of confidence at home, and thereby created negative public perceptions of the Liberals. Lloyd George's post as Prime Minister was in a way doomed from the beginning. He came to power at the head of a coalition party making enemies along the way.