Citizenship key words

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Being an active citizen
Having the knowledge, skills and understanding to participate in society and the ability to try to bring about change.
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Campaigning
An organised series of events and activities that seek to influence the views of others
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Democracy
A society where citizens are able to vote for decisions through a open and fair electoral system.
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Direct Action
Campaigning that can include violent or non-violent action that target persons, groups or property that is offensive to the protester
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Freedom
The ability to be able to act in a certain way without interference- rights as a citizen.
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Indirect action
Supporting a group, signing petitions or lobbying on behalf of a pressure group.
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Participation
Taking part in civic society though voting,standing for elections (formal processes), volunteering or joining community groups (informal actions)
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Pressure groups
Groups of citizens linked together in groups in order to bring about a change.
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Petitions
Collections of signatures indicating support for an agreed statement.
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Leafleting
Distributing materials that support a particular point of view
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Media promotion
Staging events and protests to attract media attention and publicity
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Boycotts
Deciding not to purchase something because of a certain cause
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Use of celebrity
By attracting celebrities to support certain groups or to gain media coverage.
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Lobbying
A general term about making your views known to those whose opinions you wish to influence
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Professional Lobbying
Wealthier pressure groups and other bodies employ professional lobbyists
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Demonstrations
These can take many forms from small groups to mass marches and rallies
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Direct actions
Non violent- strikes,occupations of buildings, sit-ins. Violent- destroying property ,assault or rioting.
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Use of e-media
Groups using the internet to their advantage e.g. e-petitions.
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Charities
A voluntary group set up to help those in need
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Community
A defined group of citizens who normally reside in a given locality
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Devolution
The transfer of power from a central body to a regional/local body
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Local government
Different types of councils that provide services in a given local area
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Localism
The ability of people in a given local area to make decisions about policies affecting their local commentates
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The media
Means of communication- large number
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Tiers
Different levels of government in the UK- different types of power/authority
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Trade Unions
Groups of workers that have joined together to protect their rights
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Voluntary groups
Groups within the local community who give time to help others
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Employers
Individuals or organisations that employ others to work on their behalf
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Employment tribunal
Official body established in law to hear and resolve issues relating to work and employment.
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Equal opportunties
Allowing everyone to have to same equality of access to opportunities throughout their lives.
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Health and Safety
Matters that relate to the health and safety of employees, customers and visitors at any place of work.
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NEETs
'Not in Education, Employment or Training.' Young people who after leaving school are not in work or training.
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Rights
An authority to carry out a course of action e.g. policeman has the right to arrest a person suspected of committing a crime.
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Responsibilities
Rights come with responsibilities as a citizen e.g. right to freedom of speech, responsibility to not discriminate
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Self-employed
Someone who does not have an employer but works from his or her self
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Sustainability
A policy whereby what is produced or made does as little damage to raw materials and resources as possible by encouraging the replacement of the materials used.
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Unemployed
A person without work normally registered with a Job Centre and claiming benefits.
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An employ is not allowed to discriminate against?
Gender, marriage or civil partnership, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, ethnic background, nationality, religion or belief and age.
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An organised series of events and activities that seek to influence the views of others

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Campaigning

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A society where citizens are able to vote for decisions through a open and fair electoral system.

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Campaigning that can include violent or non-violent action that target persons, groups or property that is offensive to the protester

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The ability to be able to act in a certain way without interference- rights as a citizen.

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