This chapter examines the other branches of government, namely the legislative and judicial branches, and discusses their role in the overall government structure. In Chapter 2, we discussed the problem of state dominance in terms of the organization and structure of the polity. In this chapter, we shall further discuss the dominance of state power and perhaps, more precisely, executive dominance, in terms of the relationships among principal branches of government. We shall also discuss a particular phenomenon in Pacific Asian politics: the institutionalized political alliance among ruling political forces as an integral part of the governing structure. Let us start with the various models of how government is organized.
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