system of political power dispersed among layers.
national legislature; when capitalized, British Parliament, specifically the House of Commons.
old, UN-used French parliament
post-feudal concentration of power in monarch
those with separate election of executive (as opposed to symbolic) president
the U.S. type systems, the chief political official; in many other systems, a symbolic official
those with elections of parliament only, which in turn elects the prime minister
chief political official of parliamentary systems
multiparty alliance to form government
in parliamentary system, a cabinet is voted out of resigns
top executives to head ministries or departments
In Europe, a given cabinet; in U.S equivalent to "administration."
executives appointed by U.S President, = to European "government."
separation of powers
legislative and executive branches checking and balancing each other.
fusion of power
executive as an offshoot to the legislature
British house of parliament , namely, the House of Commons
those parties in parliament not supporting the government
ordinary members of parliament with no leadership of executive responsibilities
vote of no confidence
vote in parliament to support or oust government
legislator who intrusts other party members when and how to vote
Home of U.S Congress (capitOL)
cabinet lacking firm majority in parliament
minister's assigned ministry
lower, more important chamber of French parliament
lower, more important chamber of German parliament
parliament having two chambers, upper and lower
parliament with one chamber
upper, weaker chamber of German parliament
upper, weaker chamber of british parliament
distinguished Briton named to House of Lords for his or her life, not hereditary
studying how something changes over time
attention legislators pay to complaints of people who elect them
Swedish word for "agent"; lawyer employed by parliament to help citizens wronged by government
time reserved in commons for opposition to challenge cabinet
system of strict racial segregation formerly practiced in South Africa
government projects aimed at legistalors' constituency, also called earmarks
legislators mutually supporting each other to get pork-barrel bills passed
thing or population considered as a whole