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PEOPLE, POLITICS AND PARTICIPATION
1. What do we understand by politics? Politics is defined as `the struggle for power',
by this definition politics can take place anywhere there's a hierarchy and people
work towards those high positions. That's why there's…

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prevents electoral fatigue. It would also maintain that decisions are made rationally
by elected representatives whose job is to understand the issues and make informed
decisions. As this would be their only job, they'd have more time to research what…

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However efforts were made in 1997 to make the political system more democractic:
- Devolution for Scotland and an established Scottish Parliament meant more
representation for Scottish interests
- The Human Rights Act meant citizen rights were enshrined into law.…

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bother voting, so this is called `hapathy' and would be undeclared legitimacy. If
people don't participate then their interests won't be represented, if a large proportion
does not vote then that will leave them unrepresented in Parliament and this will…

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come into existence. People were voting according for the party that represented
their social class, working class voting Labour and middle class voting
Conservatives. There was strong class alignment and partisan alignment to distinctly
ideological parties and `deviant' voters, those…

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were more likely to vote Labour. Labour tends to have more women MPs (99 in
the 2015 GE compared to Conservatives 68) and more family friendly policies.
Ethnicity Majority of Asian and black voters vote for Labour. This is due…

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can have on the outcome of elections. JFK was a relatively unknown senator and
Nixon was an incumbent Vice President prior to the debate, however people felt that
it was won by JFK, and it has been said that it…

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in 2010 focused on issues such as immigration and the economy, the two areas that
Labour were doing bad on and with the televised debates leaders Nick Clegg and
David Cameron were doing well however Gordon Brown didn't come off…

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