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    Outline how and why federalism has changed since the 1960s.

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    How and to what extent has modern liberalism departed from the ideas of classical liberalism?

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    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dan Carter 17/09/2013
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    Is the European Union a State?

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    • Marked by teacher: (?) Grace Thomas 24/04/2012
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    To what extent is there a democratic deficit in the UK?

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    • Submitted: 15/12/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dan Carter 26/09/2013
    • Awarding body: Edexcel (for A-levels)
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    Long-term factors are no longer important in explaining voting behaviour in the UK. Discuss.

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    Why are some pressure groups more successful than others?

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    To what extent does Parliament control executive power?

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    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dan Carter 26/09/2013
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    Membership to the EU and Loss of Sovereignty

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A level Politics deals with how political decisions affect our daily lives and how our democracy is organised. It addresses questions such as: Do we live in an effective democracy? Are the views of the people who elect politicians sufficiently represented? How can dissent and protest be effective? You will cover political ideologies, organisations and parties, how government works (or not), and possibly the politics of another country such as the USA.

You will need to have a good grasp of factual knowledge and the ability to analyse, argue and discuss in your essay work. Marked by Teachers has a wide range of essay examples which will identify the key skills you'll need to write strong answers in your Politics examinations.

The great attraction of Politics as a subject is that by keeping up with news sources, new material is available to you every day and that makes thesubject dynamic and alive. Politics is a great subject to pave the way for further study in Sociology, Geography and Economics and of course is ideal preparation for a Politics degree.

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  • "Fishing in the EU maritime area is increasingly unsustainable." Discuss this statement with reference to the Common Fisheries Policy.

    "In conclusion to this statement I believe that unless drastic measures are taken, beyond the current measures which are being taken by the CFP I believe that fishing in the EU is becoming increasingly unsustainable to the extent that it may never recover. However with tight regulations introduced by the CFP, and a change in fishing techniques the industry may be able to achieve a harmony with the environment and once again become sustainable. Sources: Geography for A2 Clive Hart"

  • To what extent is European community law supreme in member states?

    "The European Union was developed so that there was a"united states of Europe" as stated by Winston Churchill. This was just after World War Two and its main purpose of a single governing state was to overcome any conflicts between member states and to eventually lead to a single member- Europe. To blossom this idea certain guideline and principles need to be in place this included the ideology that European Community law supremacy over national law. Even though supremacy was in place many conflict did crop up like the famous cases of Factotame, Marleasing and Frankovich but they all to come to the conclusion that European Community law is superior and only national law would be overridden. The pillars of European Community law- primacy and direct effect are very essential in delivering maintenance on European Community law supremacy, as without these pillars it would not be possible to keep this supremacy. So overall I would say European Community law is supreme in member states in a significant way."

  • The UN is an ineffective Peacekeeper. Discuss

    "In conclusion in the area of peacekeeping the UN has a record of abject failures -the worst of which being the genocide in Rwanda and failure to change the status of Somalia as a failed state- punctuated with a few marginal successes such as running East Timor as a protectorate and the successful monitoring of the ceasefire on the Iraq-Kuwait border. Also UN intervention is most successful when conflicts are between two states and there is a clear distinction between the party which the UN should support and that which it should oppose."

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