goverment and pol- political parties- what are they and examples

right wing
supporting the status quo- stress the importance of order, hierarchy and private property
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left wing
desiring change and reform to society, critical of capitalism
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what is a poltical party?
a group of people drawn together by a similar set of beliefs, known as idelogy- may be divided on some issues
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what do parties aspire to do?
form a government and adopt an agreed programme of policy commitments, linked to their core ideas
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functions of politcal parties- representation
to represent the views of people with a certain set of beliefs
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functions of poltical parties- participation
in order to win power or influence, parties encourage people to participate in politics- to vote, join a party, and support it by funding and spreading the word
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functions of poltical parties- formulating policy
parties generate policies that embody the ideas for which they stand
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manifesto
document setting out their programme for government
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the funding of UK political parties
voluntary subscriptions of their membership and fundrasing events
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arguement for state funding
parties play an important role in representative democracy, so deserve public funding
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arguement against state funding
it is hard to decide how much support a party should have to qualify for funding
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established politcal parties- traditional conservatism
trace its orgins back to the tory party of late 17th century- by 1830s under leadership of Sir Robert Peel- evolved into a party dedicated to the defence of traditional authority against the threat of revolution-the importance of gradual reform
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established political parties- Thatcherism
Margaret Thatcher gave her name to it- sought to reduce state intervention in the economy- restoring order to society in the face of rising challenges from groups on the left
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established political parties- old Labour
founded in 1900 by a group of socialist societies and trade unions- original goal was pushing for improved working and living conditions for the working class
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established political parties- new labour
party was rebranded as new labour under the influence of thinker Anthony Giddens, aimed to find a third way between old-style socialism and free-market captalism-shifting from heavy focus on WC to wider class base- focus on community responsibilities
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established political parties- Corbyns policies
against benefit cuts, use of force e.g abolition of trident
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the Liberal Democrat Party
founded in 1988- stand for elimitating the budget deficit, benefit control, personal freedom
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desiring change and reform to society, critical of capitalism

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left wing

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a group of people drawn together by a similar set of beliefs, known as idelogy- may be divided on some issues

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form a government and adopt an agreed programme of policy commitments, linked to their core ideas

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to represent the views of people with a certain set of beliefs

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