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  Westminster System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Westminster System is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the UK parliament.
The head of government is usually chosen by being invited to form a government (that is, an administration), by the head of state or the representative of the head of state (that is, the governor-general), not by parliamentary vote.
Many political scientists have argued that the Australian system of government was consciously devised as a blend of Westminster and the United States system of government, especially since the Australian Senate is a very powerful upper house.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Westminster_System   (1186 words)

 Form of government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A form of government (also referred to as a system of government) is a social institution composed of various people, institutions and their relations in regard to the governance (or government) of a state.
Different forms of government have different political systems—a term which is generally considered to be a separate but related concept.
A further complication is that a number of political systems originate as socio-economic movements and are then carried into governments by specific parties naming themselves after those movements.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/System_of_government   (480 words)

 List of countries by system of government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Where a president is the active head of the executive branch of government and is independent from the legislature.
The head of state is a constitutional monarch who only exercises his or her powers with the consent of the government and is largely a figurehead.
States which have a system of government which is in transition or turmoil and cannot be accurately classified.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_countries_by_system_of_government   (480 words)

 Just System of Government
Perhaps the most important feature of the electoral system is that it does not permit the rise of individual leaders, who throughout history have caused great harm to society because of "hubris" and conflict between selfish individual interest and the welfare of society as a whole.
Finally, it might be observed that the voting system has the potential for eliminating that age-old problem of what is the correct balance between continuity and change in government, i.e., how to adapt to changing conditions without the turmoil and inefficiency of sudden breaks in continuity.
Government by assembly, frequent elections, and the absence of subgroupings are all features of the Bahá'í Administrative Order, which tend to create situations in which continued membership of the governing body is balanced by new membership.
bahai-library.com /?file=huddleston_just_system_government.html   (2698 words)

 ISRAACA Policy Statement on System of Government - Pan-Somali Council For Peace and Democracy | Forums | Israaca News
The nature of a country's system of government determines, among other things, whether governmental power and authority are centralized or decentralized; a constituent region is created or abolished; and, most of all, whether the democratic principle of one-man one-vote is preserved or negated.
It is a system, which promises to bring the administration and services of government to the average citizen in his/her place of residence.
The post-colonial system of government was unitary—and a tightly centralized one at that.
www.israaca.org /link.asp?TOPIC_ID=5   (1341 words)

 Proportional Representation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is partly because the first-past-the-post system (FPTP) failed in the 1970's to produce strong majority governments, and partly because the increasing third-party vote since the mid-1970s has highlighted the distortions of the present voting system.
In the British system of parliamentary government, the choice between first-past-the-post and PR is therefore often presented as a choice between single-party, ‘majority’ government or a ‘fair’ reflection of the votes.
Equally, one-party government may be ‘unstable’ if it adopts sudden policy changes: for example, Major’s forced withdrawal from the ERM in 1992 which made the Tories and only the Tories appear to be loosing control of the financial events it was meant to be handling as the party that governed the nation.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /proportional_representation.htm   (1223 words)

 Chile The State and the System of Government - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current ...
The system came to a breaking point during the Popular Unity government, when the authorities unabashedly used state agencies as a means of expanding political support.
Government surpluses reached 3 percent of GNP by the end of the military regime.
Chile's system of government was patterned after that of the United States, as were those of all of the Latin American countries.
www.photius.com /countries/chile/government/chile_government_the_state_and_the_sy~472.html   (1199 words)

 Encyclopedia: Countries by system of government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is a list of countries categorized by system of government currently in use.
In which a country is governed by an elected president, or a cabinet appointed by an elected legislature.
In which a country is governed by an elected legislature and prime minister, with a monarch as a symbolic head of state.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Countries-by-system-of-government   (419 words)

 The American System of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The government of the USA is a dual one: federal (national) and state.
The legislative branch of government consists of the two Houses of the national Congress: the Senate, in which each state has equal representation, and the House of Representatives, whose members are apportioned among the states on the basis of population.
It consists of the Supreme Court of the United States  and a system of 13 Courts of Appeal, 94 district courts and 4 courts of special jurisdiction, namely the Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Veterans Appeals and the Court of International Trade.
www.sciaga.tescom.pl /Prace/j_angielski/the_american_system_of_government.htm   (1174 words)

 Australia Now - Australia's System of Government
Australia's system of government is based on the liberal democratic tradition, which includes religious tolerance and freedom of speech and association.
Government is based on a popularly elected Parliament with two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Governments of States and Territories are responsible for all matters not assigned to the Commonwealth.
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/sys_gov.html   (1075 words)

 List of countries by system of government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The nation recognizes a state religion and the head of state is selected by some form of church or religious hiearchy.
States in which the federal government has delegated some of its powers to self-governing regional governments.
Countries categorized by system of government in 20th century at Historical Atlas of 20th Century (http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm)
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_countries_by_system_of_government   (441 words)

By the end of 1989, Uganda was in the middle of a transition period in which the structure of government was being defined.
Under the first NRM government, not only did Ssemogerere continue at internal affairs, but the significant portfolios of finance; agriculture, animal husbandry, and fisheries; commerce; and justice were given to DP politicians as well.
By narrowing the government's definition of "political criminals" it intended to prosecute, the appointment was a further step toward national reconciliation.
countrystudies.us /uganda/56.htm   (1143 words)

 The Reformist: proposal for a new system of government
the fundmental principle of democracy is beyond question: that government is for the benefit of all people, and so must answer to their needs and aspirations.
parties elected on manifestos of incompatible or contradictory promises, especially in different areas of government (business and environment, social security and tax, public services and minimal government, law and order and civil liberties); the biggest contradiction, which leads to recurrent disappointment, is the promise of improvements in public services for less tax.
government should publish (electronically) minutes of all meetings; details of experts consulted, evidence and counter evidence acquired, assumptions, lines of reasoning considered, and conclusions drawn; detailed accounts of revenue and expenditure and formulae governing apportionment.
www.reformist.org /government.shtml   (645 words)

 An introduction to the Corvinian system of government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Corvinian system of government is enlightened absolutism (Danish: oplyst enevælde), a system inspired by the monarchic tradition of Denmark in the period from the mid-1700s to the 1840s.
Fundamental to the system is the concept of a "social contract" (or, as we call it, a "pact") between the monarch and the subjects, whereby the subjects willingly hand over all legislative, executive, and judicial authority to the monarch, who is then obligated to function as a "good monarch", or forfeit his privilege.
In fact, the system of government in Corvinia has also been described as "constitutional monarchy without a written constitution" or "representative democracy with infrequent elections (at successions or at ceremonies of acclamation) and a representation limited to one person".
www.corvinia.org /court/civics.html   (1052 words)

 The Need for a Federal System of Government in Uganda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In early America the issue was whether local government, that is, the 13 sovereign state governments (that had formerly been separate colonies) would give up some of their power to the formed national federal government.
The provisional government under the Articles of Confederation which prosecuted the war, was severely handicapped because its proportionate assessments against the states for men and money to carry on the war, required voluntary compliance of each of the 13 states which was all too often not forthcoming.
The existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.
www.federo.com /Pages/need_for_a_federal_system.htm   (5432 words)

The newly established government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) was sensitive about its communist sponsorship, and it perceived democratic trappings as more appealing to noncommunist nationalists and less provocative to French negotiators.
The apparent contradiction between the people's right to active participation in government suggested by collective mastery and the party's absolute control of government dictated by "socialist legality" is characteristic of communist political documents in which rights provided the citizenry often are negated by countermeasures appearing elsewhere in the document.
Such rights are, nevertheless, subject to a caveat stating "no one may misuse democratic freedoms to violate the interests of the state and the people." With this stipulation, all rights are conditionally based upon the party's interpretation of what constitutes behavior in the state's and people's interest.
countrystudies.us /vietnam/56.htm   (968 words)

 Australia's Political System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The parliaments and governments of states and self-governing territories are responsible for all matters not assigned to the Commonwealth.
Under the system of responsible government, the party (or parties in a coalition) which usually has a majority of seats in the lower house, becomes the executive government.
The executive government is made up of the prime minister and ministers chosen from elected members of parliament, of the same party or parties.
www.immi.gov.au /settle/states/political.htm   (771 words)

 SA Parliament - About Parliament - The System of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The party system in Australia usually makes this quite clear, as it is the second largest "political party" group in the House of Assembly.
Thirdly, by criticising the Government, and formulating its own policies and beliefs, the Opposition is on trial as an alternative Government.
It is the alternative voice loyal to the Parliamentary system of government.
www.parliament.sa.gov.au /about/1_2_1_system3.shtm   (228 words)

 Mark Drummond outlines his vision for the best possible Australian system of government - On Line Opinion - 15/1/2001
The national government would be assigned the powers and responsibilities presently held by the states and territories except for those assigned to regional governments as above, and would be expected to assume a heightened sense of responsibility and accountability as a result.
Reform advocates and system designers can assist by suggesting regional breakdowns and overall models of government, but affected individuals and communities must then be given ample opportunity to re-arrange and fine-tune regions in a multi-stage consensus building process until mutually satisfactory structures emerge.
So a best-possible system would still host different regions for different areas of national governmental responsibility, as demanded by the different imperatives applicable to different functional areas, but not nearly the multiplicity of different regional breakdowns used by state and federal governments in the present system.
www.onlineopinion.com.au /view.asp?article=922   (990 words)

 Government - Constitution and System of Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many conventions are derived from the historical events through which the British system of government has evolved.
Government whips are all Ministers of the Crown.
He or she must try to ensure that, in spite of the activities of the opposition, Parliament has passed all the legislation and done all the tasks which it had planned during that session.
elt.britcoun.org.pl /g_fco.htm   (2318 words)

 Chile's Government Procurement E-System
The UTIC was given the mandate of coordinating, promoting, and advising the Chilean Government on the development of IT in the areas of employment, information and communications.
The system also provides, on-line, all the information related to procurement operations, including the public organization's name, address, phone, e-mail, fax and position of the public officer in charge of the operation.
The Committee prepared a study that showed the efficiency gains of the new system would reach (at a minimum) $200 million per year, which is equivalent to 1.38% of the central government's total expenditures; 26.18% of 1997's Public Housing expenditure; or 11.94 times the total expenditure on employment programs in 1997.
www1.worldbank.org /publicsector/egov/eprocurement_chile.htm   (1233 words)

 ipedia.com: Form of government Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A political system is a complete set of institutions, political organisations, interest groups, relations between those institutions and...
A form of government (also referred to as a system of government or a political system) is a system by which a state is governed.
ptochocracy government by beggars or paupers; wholesale pauperization
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 American Government System
Honestly I don't think any government is perfect other than maybe the Indians or lack of a government(Anarchy).Our broken democracy is a prime example of how to be rich yet have problems that are more fucked up than facist states years ago.
Our fore fathers took what was best from other governing systems in history and used it in ours and came up with some original ideals.
The ideal system in my mind would be for every single issue to be voted on by the people directly, and votes would actually be counted one per person rather than having certain states weigh in as one side or another depending on population and however else they actually come up with those numbers.
forums.livingwithstyle.com /showthread.php?t=95625   (1513 words)

 List of countries by system of government at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In which a country is governed by a president or a cabinet appointed by a legislature elected in (more or less) free and fair elections.
In which a country is governed by a dictatorial leader or a single-party hierarchy that does not allow for effective popular opposition.
These governments also fit under the category of "authoritarian republics." Such countries do not necessarily really operated under a socialist or communist economic system.
wiki.tatet.com /List_of_countries_by_system_of_government.html   (394 words)

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