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  1. #1 Gov't in which officials elect officials? 
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    If the next set of governing officials are elected by the current set of governing officials and not by the people, what form of government does this resemble most?



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    an authoritarian society. there is no one authoritarian form of government, it is a political opinion held by many groups(throughout history). in north korea the current dictator has apparently annointed his son to follow in his footsteps, this of course could be confused with a monarchy who's leadership is inherited. in reality most authoritarian leaders will attempt a monarchy but there are examples of authoritarian governments who appoint non-family members as their successors.


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    they would all just elect themselves
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    It also has some similarity to the democratic centralism of the Chinese Communist Party, or the oligarchism of the Roman Republic.

    It would be unusual for an entire ruling class to pass on its leadership to another of its choosing, however it is more common in several forms of government to have a small ruling class that controls who becomes the leader rather than the people. Italian merchant republics and electoral monarchy all have that in common.

    There are subtle differences though, a merchant republic is run by the very rich and usually has some form of democracy where there is a strict requirement for voting that usually excluded most of the population. Electoral monarchies involve groups of hereditary noblemen who elect their supreme ruler out of their own ranks. The Roman Republic was very similar because Senators were essentially born into nobility.
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    Sounds like the UK House of Lords, who rule over the House of Commons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus
    Sounds like the UK House of Lords, who rule over the House of Commons.
    Does the House of Lords still deploy political power?

    In Canada the crown appointed Senate no longer participates actively, they just collect pay cheques.
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    I'm not too politically aware so maybe someone else would better answer.

    They are very politically active and can, and do, overide laws passed in the House of Commons. Last i know it happened was during Labour's term.

    They were supposed to switch to a fully elected house, but Labour were unable, or unwilling, to deliver this. Some places are still inherited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frappyo
    If the next set of governing officials are elected by the current set of governing officials and not by the people, what form of government does this resemble most?
    My immediate thought is Oligarchy, but I may be mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus
    I'm not too politically aware so maybe someone else would better answer.

    They are very politically active and can, and do, overide laws passed in the House of Commons. Last i know it happened was during Labour's term.

    They were supposed to switch to a fully elected house, but Labour were unable, or unwilling, to deliver this. Some places are still inherited.
    We occasionally try to get rid of the upper house or reform it to an elected house in Canada as well, but for constitutional reasons it is practically impossible to do anything because it requires unanimous agreement amongst the provinces. Quebec always wants half of the seats, while Ontario wants the Senate abolished, and the Western provinces want every province to have an equal number of Senators, like they have in the US.

    The result is typically Canadian, we just argue until we get bored and then don't do anything.
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