This chapter examines how government is organized. We look into different forms of government, where heads of government are located in different parts of the state structure and how different branches of government support government purpose and functions. In Chapter 3, 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. Let us start with the various models of how government is organized. More importantly, there seems to be a residual impact of the traditional state models in Pacific Asian countries that adds to the complexity and diversity of their structures of government. The notion, and indeed the historical practice of the unity of state power, represents a conception of state authority and government power that is different from those of separation of powers and fusion of powers.
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