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Hey guys, I want to evaluate my government exam however I cant find the model answers for the exam (17/12/2018). Does anyone have them? I would appreciate that.
Does anyone know how exactly the final mark for the course will be calculated ?
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For the ones who still struggle to figure out the German Bundestag election system ; here, it may help you. Explained in a very simple way. https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2013/09/12/how-does-germanys-electoral-system-work
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You dont have to download it to be able to click on the links...
Good to know I thought you had to but that makes it even easier 😀 (the writer of these summaries)
How do you study for Human Rights?
I just uploaded a file with the information in the book about human rights. I think the best way is to go through the role of the ECHR, ECtHR, the EU charter, the relevant articles stated in the book, and then go on about answering the questions in the coursebook. When looking at jurisdictions focus on whether the country is monist or dualist. When looking at individual cases with regard to the ECHR, this is the criteria you should follow: o Before launching his case, the applicant must have first exhausted all domestic remedies (Art. 35(1) ECHR), meaning that he must have tried everything to seek a remedy domestically until the last instance of appeal. o He must then launch his case within six months of the final domestic decision of last instance. o He is only admissible in as far as he is still a victim (Art. 34 ECHR), meaning that once he has received satisfaction for his alleged suffering from domestic authorities, he will no longer be heard in Strasbourg on the merits. Usually I think they will not be able to rely on it, as the ECHR is a means of absolute last resort, and usually in the questions they will include a substantive or procedural limit, which will lead to the conclusion that the individual cannot make a point in Strasbourg. Also focus on the hierarchy of the ECHR, EU Charter of fundamental rights, the ICCPR and the ECJ. EU law is always supreme.
Anyone has a colour code for the Maastricht collection in government?
Orange - presidential competencies (when relevant) Pink - government & head of States competencies Green - Parliament (both chambers) competencies + elections Purple - Lawmaking process Blue - vertical separation of powers (decentralization, devolution, or federal/subunits competencies) Yellow - judical review & Human Rights Of course this is just a suggestion, you're free to organise your maastricht collection as you please!
Thank you!
This may be a ridiculous question but does anyone know the best way to study for the Comparative government exam? I dont really know how to start ...
Make comparative charts with the different jurisdictions next to each other about each topic
Does anybody know what "table annexed to the present Code" e.g. Article L 279 Code Civil means? Or where to find that
with regards to highlighting in the Maastricht collection for the exam, how are ppl doing it? Are u just highlighting with different Colour for each; judicial, legislative and executive, or what is best way to do it?
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Thxxx for this fill-in chart, it is sooo helpful!! It really helps with studying
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Hey guys! Can anyone tell me how do we proceed with the presentations of comparative government. Do we all have to prepare each 1), 2), 3) presentation questions under german law for example ? Please reply as soon as possible..
You had to choose one question corresponding to a certain country. Let's say that you took question n°9 about the Human Rights Act of 1998, this means that you will present this question in tuto 4 (week 4 about UK)
Ok thank you !
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Can anyone suggest me a nice way of highlighting / color-coding my MC? I'm a complete dud when it comes to that type of organization so your help is of dire need :'(
I think the best way to highlight the text would simply be highlighting the things you feel would be important because most of the time you are correct. If you feel as if everything is important in a particular text, re-read it and highlight things you think could be asked in terms of "what is______" questions. Something I've experienced is that if you're trying to deepen your understanding of the knowledge, most likely you're doing more than is required which reflects poorly on the university, but shows that you still have a brain which is good :) Idk if this helps but its just my lowly opinion
Is answering in bullet-points acceptable for the exam?
I don't recommend doing that... However I would recommend mixing which means write most of the things in paragraphs but for some points you can write some bullet points
When is there exactly a parliamentary investiture ? isn't there one in the UK ?
When the Paliament elects the head of the executive itself As far as I remember this is only the case in Germany
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I would say that the European Council acts as a Upper Chamber, instead of comparing it with being the State’s Head
I think you are confused between the Council which is effectively the upper chamber and the European Council which is composed by heads of state and government which a kind of head of state
Completly true! Thanks
I think the person misunderstood the table in the book here. The book's table mentions whether EU law supremacy is "qualified" in the national systems, e.g. NL has no qualifications for EU law supremacy, thus the "No" in the book: EU law is supreme over national law in all EU member states!
Exept in FR, where the constitution is above EU law, and in DE, where the Basic Law catalogue of human rights is above EU law
Guys, What would you say about the difference in competence to legislate between a country such as Aruba compared to Scotland?
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The EU's upper chamber is (if anything) the european council... council of europe is a completely different organization
The upper chamber would be rather the Council of ministers (also called Council of the European Union). The European council is the one with the heads of state and government and has NO legislative functions
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I think I have a little crush on this table.
Hi everyone, I've made flashcards to work with on government. It's not all complete/correct yet but I will upload more as I go through. In the meantime, you are welcome to use them, here is the link https://www.brainscape.com/p/1I3FR-LH-60ZWW
it's super helpful, thank you :)
hey, it might be a little off-topic, but i think this is the perfect place to ask: can anyone recommend a good paper that summarizes the political and economical consequences of the brexit? thank you for every answer.
This isn't an academic paper, but the vlog author is quite good at summarising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3_I2rfApYk
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Concerning the judicial review in France it is also ex post. It has basically both reviews.
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This is extremely helpful , good job! #dankedir
thankssss love you :*
The constitutional amendment of the Dutch Constitution says "majority of votes cast + 2/3 majority of votes cast" (with two readings,...) Does this mean that it only needs those majorities among all member of both chambers (meaning if 2nd Chamber agrees, since it has more members, it will pass with no 1st chamber veto) OR that those majorities are needed in BOTH chambers and so 1st chamber can veto the amendment? art137 DC Thank you guys!!
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Guys one question. So after the 1st reading where both chambers have passed a statute which contains the definite proposal by simple vote, we have 2nd chamber elections. However : do we have to wait for the scheduled elections to take place in their usual time or is it a form of also achieving early elections for the 2nd chamber?
no the chamber will dissolve in that case and there will be new elections right away I think
Is the answer still correct taking into account 79(3)? It says that amendments changing the set participation of a State in the legislative process is inadmissible.
Can someone explain what it means " Can the Bundestag (or NA for instance) veto its own abolition? I really do not understand the question ;/ What does it mean exactly? Thanks in advance
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Okay, the Bundesrat cannot be dissolved at all, but then I think the question must refer to the abolition of a former decision regarding an amendment to the constitution. Art. 79(3) says that no changes can be made to the entrenched parts of the BL, i.e the areas they mention in it. But otherwise, for non-entrenched areas both chambers must have a 2/3 majority for the amendment to be passed.
those entrenched parts are within the ''forever clauses'' - can't be changed
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That is the only error ?
I see you are using studydrive now too haha
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There is also no ex ante review in Germany, only ex post
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Be careful, in the part "international treaties and ECHR" iv'e made a mistake!! The Netherlands is a MONIST sytem
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Just one thing: FRANCE IS NOT A MONARCHY IT's A REPUBLIC
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France is a republic.
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