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2. Who argues that committees are just extensions of party power?

  • Strom
  • Linz

3. Which of the following is not, according to Thomas, a factor in the decline in the ability of the legislature to control the exectutive?

  • lack of 'elective dictatorship'
  • rise of media as a political actor
  • growth of big government
  • public disapproval of the legislature
  • emergence of disciplined political parties

4. Why does Norton say that governments are most likely to fail in election years?

  • MPs defy the party line for personal gain
  • Voters are less confident in govt

5. What does Cran note about political parties?

  • they have 'always tended to be coalitions'
  • they have all become catch-all

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