the Third Lecture of the “Comparative Government and Politics” was Held by Honors College
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On the afternoon of June 6th, the third lecture of “Comparative Government and Politics” was held in the auditorium of the Xuehai Building. Professor Huo Shitao continued talking about “Structure-Functionalist Theory” and “Regime Transition and System”. Dean of Honors College Qian Zaixian attended and hosted the lecture.
First of all, Professor Huo introduced the “Democratic Theories” to students. By using examples, he elaborated that these theories mainly contain “Democratic system theory”, “Democratic governance theory” and “Democratic procedure Theory”.
Subsequently, Professor Huo explained the "Structure-Functionalist Theory". On the basis of preliminary interpretation, Professor illustrated this theory with simple examples, such as how to limit the president's power. Under the guidance of the "Structure-Functionalist Theory", Professor Huo deeply analyzed the similarities and differences of the parliamentary system and the presidential system as well as their pros and cons in terms of governance structure. He pointed out that the similarities include an elected government, a representative Government and the focus on decentralization. Differences exist in the election methods, the cabinet, the legislature, the courts and so on.
Finally, Professor Huo introduced the theory of "Regime Transition and System". Students gained a better understanding of “Transformation”, “Replacement”, “Transplacement” and “Intervention” according to the explanation of these four key words.
Through this lecture, students have a further understanding of the similarities and differences between different governments and politics. The lecture ended in complete success. (Translated by Gao Lei)