UNIT VII Case Study
William C. Sipe Student # 199928
Columbia Southern University
Government of Germany The government of Germany currently is a democracy where the executive and legislative functions fall on the parliament; this is a parliamentary government (Shively, 2014). After the fall of the Hitler regimen in 1949 the Germans rewrote the constitution so that the government’s power would be fragmented so no one person could ever have sole power over the country. According to Shively (2014) the “German government is a federal system so there are many agencies that are not controlled by the national government”, though has developed less ways to control individual state actions. The excise of power has been limited by the…show more content… Within the Bundestag there are parliamentary groups that are formed to represent each political party in the chamber known as Franktionen. The political party receives the majority of government funding for governmental and administrative actions. The political parties consist of a parliamentary party leader, several deputy leaders, and an executive committee. The leadership 's responsibilities are to enforce party discipline and coordinate the party 's parliamentary actions. The members of these political parties are distributed into working groups that focus on specific policy-related topics. The Bundesrat, is second legislative chamber, this chamber is the federal body consisting of sixteen States (Land governments) are directly represented. Members of this legislative chamber are appointed by their respective Land governments, according to Glaessner, August (2005) “Basic Law, that the principles of federalism have to be respected and the agreement of the Bundesrat (the upper house of the federal parliament and representative of the federal states) has to be obtained”.
The Bundesrat legislative authority is subordinate to that of the Bundestag, nonetheless the upper house plays a vital legislative role. All legislative initiatives must go through the Bundesrat before any legislation be passed. Additional, the Bundesrat must approve all legislature that affects the Basic Law grants the Länder power and for any