1}A uniquely British doctrine, collective responsibility ensures that the cabinet is on the same page with no opposing viewpoints. Does this ensure that the members approach each and every issue with a level of personal attention, or does this invite the opportunity to get blinded by not allowing different perspectives? What other unique doctrines could be applicable to the American government and why?
In my opinion, Cabinet’s collective responsibility does ensure a degree of the members to be able to approach each issue with personal attention and invites the possibility for the opportunity to get blinded and create an atmosphere not allowing ddifferent perspectives. I believe it has both of these effects because as it is a benefit to have the cabinet all on the same page. The worries I have when it comes to the cabinet collective all being one on the same page is with the matter of who or whose viewpoints would the cabinet be selectively agreeing upon and could this be a hindrance to the opportunity or ability to bring other perspectives to the table. If it does not fit the viewpoint of the cabinet could this have an impact on what decisions could be decided for or agreed upon. Thus placing me in the position where I can see both possibilities of your question happening. For example, on page 92 the book gave a scenario where one of the most shocking resignations happened during the development to the Iraq war when the pioneer of the House of Commons, Robin Cook, left the bureau on March 17, 2003, expressing that he “cannot accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or military support.” This shows me that it is best to agree with the general decision or face the difficulty to bring a perspective that might not have the ease to voice why one may or may not agree with the cabinet’s decision on particular issues.
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Source cited: European democracies / Markus M.L. Crepaz. (Page 92)
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2} On previous chapters we have learnt about the Electoral Process in the US and the EU, and the differences between them.
Chapter 4 addresses the Government style of the EU, a Parliamentary System. What are the key differences between the Presidential System (US), and the Parliamentary one? You can organize your answer in three groups: Leadership, Structure, Elections (again, this has already been talked about in previous chapters, but you may mention some key differences to better your argument)
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The key differences between the Presidential System (US) and the Parliamentary system we know this stems from the history of the US fighting for independence from England we can see where the differences and similarities collide and separate. Leadership/Structure/Election: A presidential branch that comprises exclusively of the president. The president is an individual chosen by residents to be head of government and state for a limit of two terms in office. The President is free of the authoritative branch. Some regular obligations of the president are to execute and uphold laws of Congress, sign the enactment into law, veto bills authorized by Congress, and direct discretion with unfamiliar countries. Comparatively, parliamentary systems have an away from between the head of government and head of state. In this framework, the head of government and parliament is the Prime Minister. Instead of taking an interest in an overall political race, Parliament chooses the Prime Minister. Residents choose individuals from Parliament. The Prime Minister normally has no restriction to the time they can remain in office. In any case, this implies they are reliant on the fulfillment of Parliament, which has the ability to eliminate the Prime Minister from power. This can be practiced through a no-confidence vote. In the United States has a presidential election of government, the executive and legislature are elected separately by the people. Prime ministers in parliamentary systems are not delegated for a particular term in office and basically may stay in power through various races and parliaments. The position of leader has regularly browsed the ideological group that orders the share of seats in the lower place of parliament. These are the key differences in the Parliamentary and Presidential systems.
Sources: European democracies / Markus M.L. Crepaz. ( page 88)
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