Unit Two Notes

Policy Making depends on who is making the policy:

somewhat of an “open” format.

o citizens are informed.

votes are taken.


Dictatorial o more of a one-sided process. o an individual or a limited number of people are informed. o “closed” voting process.


Socialist o a group of individuals deciding for the collective. o few citizens are involved. o pseudo-voting.


Monarchial o one policy maker decides all. o may have a “council” to aid in this process.

Who’s Who?
(chart 6.1 on page 104)


how is the government set up? who does what? how do they get their power? do the other forms of government not listed have a similar set up?

Which System Works the Best?
how does the division of power affect the efficiency of the government? o for states that do not have, they prefer totalitarian or socialist governments. o democracy works because we have so many have-somes.

The Rule of Law
separate court vs. integrated court o which is better?

o growth. India. developing democracies United States.- judicial view: o strong   o weak   o none  Great Britain laws are passed quickly. Canada laws take forever to pass. Germany. o stability.4 pg. Controlling the Government: most common is election. impeachment coup d’état o least effective—starting all over again who leads? o depends on the country (table 6. Bureaucracy: Nigeria o Developing o Tribes fighting o “who” rules o large Iran o Ineffective o large o infighting China o small .117) why do they succeed? o trust.

- Russia o infighting going down o “voting” - Mexico o very corrupt thanks to drug lords Great Britain o large United States o ineffective Success of a Nation what contributes to the success of a nation? o trust o growth o stability .

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