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Politics ­ Unit 1
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Unit 1 (key terms)
State: Collective name for permanent institutions that administer a country. Refers to a country
whose jurisdiction is recognised by other states. Includes armed forces, law enforcement, civil
service (neutral/stay in office when govts change), local authorities, devolved powers etc. In UK
­ plus NHS, BBC, Royal…

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groups (freedom of association and freedom of worship),

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Democracy Democracy: various political systems
organised on the basis that govt. should serve the needs of the people as well as been
accountable to them. In liberal democracies, citizens are expected to influence/make decisions
themselves.
Of the people ­ Getting involved with the process. By the people ­ The people…

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proposals to them for approval (foreign treaties and actions of SS/armed forces, excused) -
ministers must report regularly on progress. 4) Citizens are represented by members of
Parliament and Parliament represent national interest. 5) Parliament is guardian of electoral
mandate - ensure the mandate is not abused and reserves right…

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Comparing direct and representative democracy Direct Representative Decisions are
made by the people ­ participation is direct. Avoids decisions being made by reps in their own
interests.
Elected reps use superior knowledge and judgement to make decisions as to hasty decisions by
the people
Unmediated ­ the people are the…

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Politics ­ Unit 1
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Unit 1 (key terms)
State: Collective name for permanent institutions that administer a country. Refers to a country
whose jurisdiction is recognised by other states. Includes armed forces, law enforcement, civil
service (neutral/stay in office when govts change), local authorities, devolved powers etc. In UK
­ plus NHS, BBC, Royal…

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groups (freedom of association and freedom of worship),

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Democracy Democracy: various political systems
organised on the basis that govt. should serve the needs of the people as well as been
accountable to them. In liberal democracies, citizens are expected to influence/make decisions
themselves.
Of the people ­ Getting involved with the process. By the people ­ The people…

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proposals to them for approval (foreign treaties and actions of SS/armed forces, excused) -
ministers must report regularly on progress. 4) Citizens are represented by members of
Parliament and Parliament represent national interest. 5) Parliament is guardian of electoral
mandate - ensure the mandate is not abused and reserves right…

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Comparing direct and representative democracy Direct Representative Decisions are
made by the people ­ participation is direct. Avoids decisions being made by reps in their own
interests.
Elected reps use superior knowledge and judgement to make decisions as to hasty decisions by
the people
Unmediated ­ the people are the…

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