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Political Party
Groups of like-minded individuals who seek to realise their shared goals by fielding candidates at elections and thereby securing election to public office
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Two-Party System
Where two fairly equally matched parties compete for power at elections and others have little realistic chance of breaking their duopoly
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Women-only shortlists
Where a constituency party is required to draw up an entirely female shortlist from which their parliamentary candidate will be chosen
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Political Spectrum
A device by which different political standpoints can be mapped across one axis as a way of demonstrating their ideological position in relation to one another
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Authoritarian
In the political sense, describing any approach that favours strict obedience to the authority of the state
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Libertarian
Any approach that favours civil liberties and the rights of the individual over the authority of the state. Libertarians generally believe that society as a whole is best served by allowing citizens to operate relatively free from state intervention
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Paternalism
Where power and authority are held centrally but the state acts benevolently, caring for the neediest. Paternalism is said to be a key characteristic of traditional one-nation conservatism
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Monetarism
An economic theory advocating controlling the money supply as a means of keeping inflation in check
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Postwar Consensus
The broad agreement between the Labour and Conservative parties over domestic and foreign policy that emerged after WW2. The consensus saw the parties cooperating over the creation of the welfare state and the adoption of a Keynesian economic policy
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Adversarial Politics (or 'yah-boo' politics)
The instinctive antagonism between the two main Westminster parties. The term was used by Professor S. E. Finer and commonly applied to UK politics from the 1970s
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'Old Labour'
Characterising the Labour Party prior to the modernisation programme begun by Neil Kinnock in 1983 and completed by Tony Blair. It refers to the partys historic commitment to socialism and its links with socialist societies, old working class and TUs
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Social Justice
The goal of greater equality of outcome, as opposed to equality of opportunity alone. It is achieved through progressive taxation and other forms of wealth redistribution.
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Where two fairly equally matched parties compete for power at elections and others have little realistic chance of breaking their duopoly

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Where a constituency party is required to draw up an entirely female shortlist from which their parliamentary candidate will be chosen

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A device by which different political standpoints can be mapped across one axis as a way of demonstrating their ideological position in relation to one another

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In the political sense, describing any approach that favours strict obedience to the authority of the state

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