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    Describe the process by which MPs are elected to Westminster. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the First past the Post system? The Parliament in UK

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    In a national election those who wish to fight an election must register to do so. When the election takes place, for example in a by-election for a constituency MP, the person who gains the most votes within that constituency wins the seat. Sometimes however if the votes are tight the opposing candidates may ask for a recount. FPTP is known for being a cheap, simple and fast form of an electorate system. The voter simply needs to make one choice on the ballot papers which are usually counted within the next 12 hours.

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    To what extent has New Labour abandoned traditional Labour values?

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    There were however, significant constraints on the way to achieving drastic changes. An attempt to modernise the Party was in need to change policies which were formulated based on values which the party was actually based and founded upon. The changes that were proposed by Tony Blair and those who shared his views were in clear contrast with the Socialist ideology on which the Labour Party had originated from. The proposed changes also sought to prevent the Trade Unions- another main source of the Party's origins- from having any further influence in the Labour Party.

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  3. william shakespeare

    was one of the eight children who survived *Shakespeare's parents had eight children- Joan (1558), Margaret (1562-63), *William, Gilbert (1566-1612), Joan (1569-1646), Anne (1571-79), Richard (1574-1613), and Edmund (1580-1607). 1 Chapter 2- school days William went to a "petty" school in Stratford where he learnt his letters with the help of a hornbook. From the age of seven he progressed to a grammar school. Everyday he would go to school at 6 am and finish at 5pm. A typical schoolroom used to accommodate two classes (it was usally separated by a screen).

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  4. Analysis on Thoreau's Ideologies

    While many believe democracy to be an excellent example of a fair, open system of government, the argument can be fairly made to testify against it. Democracy works in the idea that everyone believes they are important. As long as everyone believes this, they do not mind taxes or laws they did not necessarily vote for, so long as the power they did vote for had a say in favor for it. The truth of the matter, as one could say, is that democracy is just a great illusion.

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  5. Mankind's Inability to Self Govern

    As the gaps between the rich and the poor are tremendous, this leaves us to question just how far-fetched these ideas might be. One of the struggles that all types of liberalism face is the homeless and underprivileged. Since many of them can't afford things such as private property, Liberalist ideologies mean little to them. Meanwhile, communism offers a much welcome solution to this financial instability, creating jobs for all, money for all, and thus creating profit to keep the cycle going.

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  6. Why vote for Gibo?

    It is not as easy as you would say in a political rally that if ever you will be enthroned in the position, the country will be a "corrupt-free" one. It is true, that you can never prove a thing unless you are already in the position of proving it. However, campaigns are opportunities to endorse yourself as a candidate to civil voters and present what issues you will be focusing on if ever you will be elected in the position as brilliant as you can for it is, by reason, will prove how apparently determined and capable you are in running a government.

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    I guess that somebody does. In some point I follow Arnold in his values but it's just like that the only thing that matters is how the world look at him. What about love, and living your life, go and have fun and just take a breath once in a while. Arnold doesn't seem to do any of these things he just keeps talking about how u can keep all the money that you've earned in your hands. If I could get rich of doing what I really like to do, I would be really thankful but what I hear Arnold say is that he only worked so hard, so that he could be famous and rich.

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  8. Role of political action commitees

    Supreme Court ruled that PACs could provide "independent expenditures" made on behalf of a candidate. > PAC Growth. 1975 - 608 PACs. Now nearly 5000. In 1972 $19.1 m given to congressional candidates, by 1996 $243m. > Types. 1) Labour (union), corporate, professional associations. Connected to their parent body e.g. AFL - CIO PAC, United Auto Workers PAC. 2) Non-connected independent PACs e.g. NCPAC - National Conservative PAC - no parent bodies. 3) Politicians can create their own PACs e.g.

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  9. How Is Power Distributed In The United Kingdom?

    Parliament on a more local scale form local councils which obviously have less power than the main government but control more local issues, such as the needs of specific areas. The councillors for local government are elected via a first past the post basis. Parliament and the local councils make up one column of the governmental system in the UK. The Judiciary forms another part of the system in the UK. The Judiciary is the court system within the UK.

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  10. Position paper on The protection of Forest Depletion

    However, this causes tremendous damage to the environment as it destroys habitats, and also destroys a way of life for the locals which live in the region, who have learned to adapt to their environment, and because of this they too are losing their homes and their source of food (the forest is a habitat for many animals which the natives feed.) This is only the local point of view, the global point of view is that these trees take in the carbon di-oxide released by the burning of fossil fuels, because there is less CO2 being absorbed, there is that is being output by the industries, which adds to the green house effect, global warming.

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  11. The Achievement of National Interests

    This demonstration of new military hardware and capabilities was the instrument used by North Korea to deliver a message to the Japanese government and people that Pyongyang was a growing military force in the region. Here, North Korea aimed to pursue their national interest of military intimidation - an interest that has also led to experimental nuclear detonations in 2008. Testing new military hardware is not limited to North Korea. The tension between mainland China and the separatist state of Taiwan has shown the effectiveness flexing 'military muscle'.

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  12. Revision 2. Democracy and Identity Key Terms

    Three examples of political parties are Liberal Democrats, Labour and Conservatives. Cabinet The Cabinet is leading members of the government running an important department. 3 posts in the Cabinet are: 1.Department in the government 2. Head of Defence, Education, Health etc. 3. Leading members of the government Opposition The Opposition is the party which criticizes everything that the party in power do. The Opposition is the Conservatives Party at the moment State The territory or one of the territories, of a government. 2. How can citizens participate in democratic processes, particularly elections and voting?

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    Revision - Fairness and Justice. Rights and responsibilities as a British Citizen?

    Civil Liberties Civil liberties are the freedom of a citizen to exercise customary rights An example of a civil liberty is freedom of speech AI This stands for Amnesty International This charity is important because it works to protects people's human rights around the world. 2. How are citizens' lives affected by the law? Key term Consumer Rights Consumer Rights are rights that a customer has of a product or goods they have brought Equal Opportunities Equal Opportunities means people don't get less opportunities because of their sex, religion etc. It gives everyone the same opportunity which makes them equal.

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  14. Is the Supreme Court a Political or Judical institution?

    The Supreme Court has the power of JUDICAL REVIEW (explain..Madison vs. Marbury). With such a power, it is inevitable that the court will indeed play a huge role in politics, the power of judicial review means that the decisions made by the SC will have a huge impact on society and politics. Brown. Vs Board 2) Due to this power, they are able to overturn decisions with of state courts, lower federal courts and reverse previous SC decisions. 3) Because the US constitution is often vague it has to be interpreted by the SC in different ways.

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  15. Politics Lost Analysis

    Caddell later goes on to be known as "Mr. Prediction" because in 1968, he took information and tallied up who had won, and every one of his projections turned out to be right. Caddell would later go on to work on Democratic presidential campaigns and be a public opinion pollster. One of Caddell's first candidate's to help was Jimmy Carter. Klein explains "that it was love at first sight between him and Jimmy Carter...the liberal Southerner who could win the confidence of Wallace voters,"(32). At a dinner party after the New Hampshire primary, Carter "was blistered by the assembled liberals for not being more vocal in his opposition to the Vietnam War,"(37).

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  16. UN (MODEL) Opening Speech - Republic of Congo - Economic Committee - Diamond Trade

    We must act to prohibit the direct or indirect import of all rough diamonds. May the delegate of Democratic Republic of Congo remind the delegates of this committee that it is USA who is responsible for 66% of the diamond purchases world wide and the Democratic Republic of Congo does not see this demand diminishing? It is ironic that diamonds, a symbol of love, sublimity and purity, have been an object of desire for the rich and the mighty, who have used power, influence, guile, coercion and outright violence to acquire these stones.

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  17. How important is the Vice President (20 Marks)

    In addition, in the event of a tie in Senate the Vice President gives the final verdict. This last happened in 1993, when Bill Clinton had difficulty in passing the budget. Al Gore his deputy broke the deadlock and voted in favor of the budget and thus the President. In addition, the Vice President also has a vital role by 'balancing the ticket' and compensating for perceived weakness in the Presidential candidate. For example, Barrack Obama largely inexperienced about matters of Foreign Affairs chose Joe Biden as his running mate whom has large experience regarding foreign policy.

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  18. What are the major threats to democracy?

    This paper will seek to provide an examination of the main adversities to democracies mainly in the developing world. To gain a general idea, it is necessary to look at the conditions conducive for democratization so that we can fully comprehend the many obstacles that modern societies are faced with. Democracy is not a natural order; this is stated by Pinkney in 1993. Throughout history most rulers were instilled without the consent of the citizens, such rulers were born into a monarchy or they were voted in by ruling elites.

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  19. Karl Marx

    Karl Marx was a true revolutionary; he believed in the people. Power hungry revolutionaries seeking a platform from which to launch a rebellion would taint the idea for society without government. Dictators preaching his practices fooled the same working people Marx wished to protect. Karl Marx was born into a comfortable middle-class home in Trier on the river Moselle in Germany on May 5, 1818. At the age of seventeen, Marx enrolled in the Faculty of Law at the University of Bonn.

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  20. To what extent does the FOI legislation make the government more accesible to the public

    The legislation cover public bodies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and reserved powers of the Westminster Government within Scotland. The Freedom of Information Act allows the public to view information such as Central Government departments and agencies, local authorities, NHS, the armed forces, the police and the state schools, colleges and universities. In the first years of the Act 38,000 requests were made. The FOI Act makes the government more accessible to the public due the fact that ever since the act was formed the public have been able to access details about the government that MP's may not have wanted released.

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  21. Nazi Ideology

    When the Nazis came to power they divided the Hitler youth into a girls branch and a boys branch. Membership was made compulsory eventually. The goal of the Hitler youth was to prepare boys for their future role as soldiers. These boys had no intellectual training and were subjected to a program of nazi propaganda. The boys were brainwashed in anti-semitism. From memoirs it can be seen that boys enjoyed the 'comradeship, loyalty and honour' which shows that the Nazis had managed to target the youths morals. They were also enthusiastic about the physical side with camping, hiking and adventurous activities.

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  22. Reserved & Devolved Powers in Scotland

    The Scottish legal system differs greatly from the English system and has always done so. Prisoners that are arrested under Scottish law remain under Scottish, not British, jurisdiction. A recent example of this was when al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, was offered in a deal with the Libyans to return home from the British Government. This deal was promptly blocked by the Scottish Government and al-Megrahi remains a Scottish prisoner. This shows how Holyrood has the power to overrule Westminster over certain issues. An issue that, on the other hand, shows how little control Scotland had over certain issues is the reserved power of negotiations with the EU.

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    Anarchism (Basic Facts)

    Below we have provided small paragraphs expressing our ideologies views upon; the welfare system and how the weaker should be treated, ownership, decision making, and the difference between social anarchist and individualist anarchism. History The word anarchism has its roots in Greek. The word Anarchy means the absence of any sovereign. Thomas Jefferson, One of the founding fathers of the US had respect for anarchism. "They have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep. I do not exaggerate.

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  24. Roles for party members

    Make sure that no one is left behind and everyone something to do. To research the background and the history of the party and there Current Laws what they are doing now. Go on to the party's web site to get Relative Information for example www.labour.org.uk/. Going to the Library The Newspapers for example Like the Sun TV programs Their manifesto Campaign Manager Researcher Election manifesto Look at the policies that the real party have for example we will mention To ask the Public what they want Look at the party's Manifesto Make sure that its Age group is for all ages Make it

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  25. Creating an Add new guest form.

    Explain all the process in the screen shot... State that you saved and then tested the query by the doing the below: State that you used wizard to create the Find guest form from the Find guest query as shown: State that you repeated the process as before when you were creating the "New guest form".

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Politics GCSE

Politics GCSE deals with how the decisions of politicians affects our daily lives and how we organise our democracy in the UK. It looks at how the world of politics is arranged and how laws are created, how elections are carried out and how protest groups can make their voices heard.

You will gain a valuable insight into the political world and gain a wealth of knowledge that will allow you to really understand current affairs. You will need the ability to analyse, argue and discuss in your essay work and Marked by Teachers has a wide range of essay examples, over 1300 of them, which will help you build the key skills you'll need to write strong answers in your Politics examinations.

Controversy and intrigue are never very far away in the political world and the great attraction of Politics as a subject is that by keeping up with newspapers and TV and radio news, new material is available to you all the time, and that really brings the subject to life.


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  • "Critically evaluate the relationship between Members of Parliament, political parties and pressure groups in the formation of legislation"

    "In conclusion I would say that there are many different factors in the making and passing of legislation. All of these different groups influence it; it is not just a one way system. Though I think that this is good because it allows everybody to get there own views across and to try and change a law they may find oppressive."

  • "It was with politics that the problem lay" To what extent do you agree that the greatest problem facing Russia in 1900 was its out-dated political system?

    "By way of conclusion, it is difficult to judge the greatest problem facing Russia in 1900. There were two real problems: the dissatisfaction amongst three groups- peasants, industrial workers and national minorities; and the discontentment with the political system experienced by most of the nation. Politics as a definition is the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the solution of problems, yet the Tsar and his political system in Russia were too weak to resolve these problems. Although a considerable factor in the problems of turn of the century Russia, the political system would not have been a problem if an effective leader had ruled it. It was more the inequality that the lower classes suffered that proved to be the greatest problem."

  • To what extent do you agree with George Dangerfield’s view that “by the end of 1913, Liberal England was reduced to ashes”?

    "In conclusion the Liberals did not have an easy time in government, but fought their battles valiantly, introducing social reform on the way. In the end the jackhammer blows that came with each ensuing challenge or problem toppled the white knight of Liberalism, yet I believe this was not in 1913, but during the war. The Liberals entered the war shaken, but still ready to fight, sending their trusty stead into the face of adversity, only for it to be defeated by internal problems rather than that of external issues, something I find profoundly ironic given the nature of the external turmoil the Liberals faced in the pre war years."

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