By Grofman, Bernard; Lijphart, Arend; Shugart, Matthew Soberg; Taylor, Steven L
This beneficial contribution to political stories takes a special method of a much-studied topic, the U.S. executive from a comparative viewpoint. 4 unique students within the box learn the structure, the two-party method, the department of strength among nation and federal governments, and different significant positive factors of the yank political procedure when it comes to how they fluctuate from different democracies, they usually discover what these ameliorations finally suggest for democratic functionality. by way of merging very important fields of analysis, American executive and comparative political structures, this crucial textual content deals a brand new and refreshingly insightful view of yankee exceptionalism.
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Many independent countries undergo changes in regime without a change in the state, per se. For example, in 1989, the military of Chile ceased governing the country directly and transferred power to an elected president and legislature. In that way, it changed from an authoritarian regime (or a military regime, more specifically) to a democratic regime (and specifically, a presidential regime). The state of Chile did not change, however, as the same military institution and all other administrative agencies remained fundamentally intact.
Here the term regime signifies a set of rules and procedures that define how the executive power is constituted. We can also use terms like presidential system and parliamentary system to convey the same concept. Many independent countries undergo changes in regime without a change in the state, per se. For example, in 1989, the military of Chile ceased governing the country directly and transferred power to an elected president and legislature. In that way, it changed from an authoritarian regime (or a military regime, more specifically) to a democratic regime (and specifically, a presidential regime).
Assumptions about US leadership on the issue of democratic development also skews American understanding of democratic governance, because if the United States is an exemplar to the world, then really what more does one need to know to understand democratic governance than the US model? These views are reinforced by the United States’ relative isolation from other democracies. The continental nature of the United States leads its daily politics and press coverage to be rather different than, say, Europe’s.