• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Choose 2 countries (developed and developing) and analyze the different political systems and do comparative analysis. Decide if the individual system works well for the country and explain why.

Extracts from this document...


Question: Choose 2 countries (developed and developing) and analyze the different political systems and do comparative analysis. Decide if the individual system works well for the country and explain why. Chosen Nations: Thailand (Democratic constitutional monarchy) and Turkey (Democratic Republic) The democratic constitutional monarchy is one whereby the monarch is the head of the state, but assumes limited political clout and jurisdiction over political matters is the prerogative of the executive and legislative bodies of the state, excluding the body of aristocrats. The Thai monarch principally assumes a ceremonial role in political sphere and plays a larger role in the socio-economic sphere. ...read more.


The system of democratic constitutional monarchy however allows the Thai people to elect their leaders and participate in policy-making, which is essential for a modern state. The democratic constitutional monarchy is also more effective, for this modern institution relies on meritocracy rather than on birth and personal connections with aristocracy to secure a position in the government. Also the effectiveness of kingship depends on political legitimacy and the personal qualities of the king, thus under a weaker king the state will suffer and will prosper under a stronger one. This illustrates that the effectiveness of monarchy as a political institution is often subjected to fluctuations. ...read more.


Representative institutions are based on universal suffrage. This form of government is effective in Turkey, though it has its limitations. Numerous socio-economic problems such as abominable rural living conditions and low literacy rates which were characteristic of the declining days of the Ottoman empire, were resolved in the new governmental system which allowed for greater social and economic reforms. Though numerous developments have taken place, the government faces a new opposition in the face of pan-Islamic culture, the fundamentalists and dogmatic followers of Islam who do not confirm to the European structure and pressure the government to allow for religious institutions to gain greater political ascendancy and preeminence. Such persistent requests could lead to conflict and civil unrest in the future, thus the governmental structure is limited. Also intricate bureaucracies make governmental processes less efficient. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Political Philosophy section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Political Philosophy essays

  1. How and why does Locke explain the creation, value and protection of property?

    Locke believed that if a body of people, that is a community of people, chose to live and interrelate amongst each other, they must choose to live by a greater force, that is they must enter into a social contract.

  2. Nigeria Country Study

    Therefore, the number of House members from each state differs. Members of the National Assembly are elected to a maximum of two four-year terms. The judicial branch comprises the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Federal High Court, and, on the state level, high courts, sharia courts, and customary courts.

  1. Extent of key political ideas in directly influencing change and development .

    Thus, this socialist sentiment led to the formation of the SDF in 1854,and although its membership was small it undoubtedly played a part in introducing Marxism to British politics and in training a generation of Socialists who went on to gain prominence in other organisations.

  2. An analysis of the Marxist perspective on religion

    class conceives the products of a reality quite external to him, which he cannot control and to which he must submit, and in submitting a man loses his true humanity and loses touch with the real world. To Marx religion represents a protest against a dehumanising social world and human

  1. Legacies of the totalitarian system and the political transformation of Romanian society after 1989.

    Additionally, there is the idea that the party alone is able to represent the intermediate system between state and people. Strangely enough, the 1948 constitution stipulated the right to participate at "free, direct and secret elections" held every 4 years.

  2. Democracy and Capitalism in the Developing World: Compatible or Conflictive.

    The liberal democratic state can determine the survival and vitality of these conditions, given the open competition and predictability for which the political system allows. Within the liberal democratic state the political system is so organized that citizens can have safeguards against government interference and benefit from the extension and protection of civil liberties and basic freedoms.

  1. Was Gorbachev mistaken in trying to carry out economic and political reforms simultaneously?

    the importance of local Soviets, which had provided the thrust for the revolution in 1917. The Soviets were now to accommodate worker's complaints and served an economic purpose in allocating funds and co-ordinating the service sector on a more localised basis.

  2. Iran Country Study

    If a subcommittee votes not to report legislation to the full committee, the bill dies. * After receiving a subcommittee's report on a bill, the full committee can conduct further study and hearings, or it can vote on the subcommittee's recommendations and any proposed amendments.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work