Comparing Executive Legislative Structures

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Compare Executive Legislative Structures Compare the executive and legislative structures and processes of Britain and the United States. Great Britain has what is known as a unified political system that is mainly centered around Parliament. This is where members of the legislative body are elected by the people. The majority party that holds the most seats will control the executive branches of the government. At the same time, the upper house of Parliament (i.e. the House of Lords) is political appointees that will have a role in determining who serves in the judiciary and overseeing the legislation from the lower house (i.e. the House of Commons). The combination of these factors is showing how communication between the different members of the government and civil servants are confidential. This means that the majority the government's work will be conducted in the background (away from the general public). (Bulmer, 2010, pp. 27 39) This is different from the American political system. As there is a separation of powers, that is designed to limit the influence of one particular branch of government on all of the others. This means that there are greater amounts of transparency and openness with public officials facing scrutiny over their activities. The reason why is because the legislative, executive and select areas of the judicial branches are elected by the public. In situations where someone is appointed for life (i.e. the Supreme Court), there is an open
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