Life in Modern Britain

  • Created by: yo jake
  • Created on: 04-03-21 13:55
British values
The values that are associated with living in modern-day Britain.
1 of 62
A legal status conferred by a state upon members of the state indicating their membership of the state
2 of 62
A political system based upon the concept of the people having the power to decide. The word comes from the ancient Greek for people and power.
3 of 62
Equality Act 2010
Brought together 116 pieces of legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law to protect individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society
4 of 62
Individual liberty
The concept that in modern democracy people have the freedom to make their own choices and decisions
5 of 62
Multicultural society
A society that comprises people from a range of cultural and religious backgrounds
6 of 62
A basic truth or idea that underpins a system of beliefs associated with a given society
7 of 62
The rule of law
A basic principle of a democratic society that the law applies equally to all people
8 of 62
A concept based upon the idea that in a modern society people show understanding of others with differing views and opinions
9 of 62
Standards of behavior that are accepted by a society
10 of 62
A government survey normally undertaken every ten years to gather information about life in the UK. Every household is expected to complete their census form
11 of 62
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
A government body that collects and provides background data
12 of 62
Group identity
The identity associated with belonging to a group
13 of 62
Global identity
The concept that some aspects of identity are now global in nature
14 of 62
The characteristics that determine who or what a person is
15 of 62
Multiple identity
That a person can assume different identities at different times and in different situations
16 of 62
National identity
An identity associated with being a citizen of a specific country.
17 of 62
Nature v. nurture
A debate about whether a person's personality and identity are most affected by their biological background or by the way on which they are brought up
18 of 62
All forms of media related to the internet; 'e' stands for electronic.
19 of 62
Mass media
The means of the communicating to a large number of people at the same time. eg. television, newspaper, the internet
20 of 62
MP (Member of Parliament)
A citizen elected to Parliament who serves as a member of Parliament, normally as a member of a political party.
21 of 62
New media
All non-traditional forms of media.
22 of 62
The Office of Communications: a government regulator for elements of the media industry.
23 of 62
Social media
The ways in which people interact with each other on the internet: for example, Twitter or Facebook
24 of 62
Traditional media
Newsprint, radio, television, cinema
25 of 62
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
It was setup to handle complaints and conduct investigations into standards and compliance
26 of 62
Organisations and bodies that are a part of a major institution: for example, the UN or EU
27 of 62
Closed regional list system
A proportional voting used in the UK for European Parliamentary elections
28 of 62
Commonwealth Charter
A document that lays down the principles associated with Commonwealth membership
29 of 62
Council of Europe
It was founded in 1949 and is an intergovernmental organisation whose aims are to promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law within its 47 member states. This body established the European Convention on Human Rights
30 of 62
Council of the European Union
Meetings of ministers from member states of the EU
31 of 62
The common currency used by member nations of the European Union (18 members of the EU)
32 of 62
European Commission
Appointed officials from member countries of the EU who draft policy initiatives and direct the workings of the EU.
33 of 62
European Convention on Human Rights
A convention that lays down basic human rights. It is based upon the UNDHR, and is overseen by the Council of Europe
34 of 62
European Council
Meeting of the heads of government of EU member states
35 of 62
European Court of Human Rights
Court of the Council of Europe that sits in Strasbourg and rules on the European Convention on Human Rights. It must not be confused with this European Court of Justice, which is the court of the European Union
36 of 62
European Parliament
The directly elected Parliament of the European Union
37 of 62
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The value of all the goods and services created in a country, normally measured on an annual basis
38 of 62
Hard Power
The ability to use military or economic power to achieve one's aims
39 of 62
Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
An elected citizen to the parliament of the European Union, normally representing a political party
40 of 62
Security Council
The major decision-making body of the United Nations. Made up of five permanent members and ten elected member countries. The UK is one of the permanent members
41 of 62
Single transferable vote
A proportional voting system used in parts of the UK
42 of 62
Soft power
The ability to influence others through the influence of the of your culture, political and foreign policy values
43 of 62
United Nations Charter
A document that lays down the aims of the United Nations
44 of 62
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
An International law setting out a set of universal human rights under the auspices of the United Nations
45 of 62
The ability to be able to vote down any decision
46 of 62
Giving your time, without pay, to help others
47 of 62
A vote on a single issue, where governments or other bodies wish to seek the views of electors on an issue. For example the 2016 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union
48 of 62
Refusing to buy goods or to use a service to achieve a desired political outcome. The original term related to Captain Boycott, an Irish landowner whose tenants refused to pay their rent
49 of 62
Relates to areas of policy delegated by countries to the EU
50 of 62
A person or view that supports greater EU integration leading to a United States of Europe
51 of 62
Humanitarian aid
Non-military aid given to countries and people in need, for example foor, shelter, medical help
52 of 62
A process of involving outsiders in a dialogue to try to resolve a dispute between two parties
53 of 62
Measures taken by a state against others to achieve a change in policy or action
54 of 62
The power and authority that a country has to make decisions about itself and its relations with others
55 of 62
Gross National Income is GDP minus income earned my non-residents plus income received from non-residents
56 of 62
Non-governmental organization can be national or international. Many of them are charities that provide services to those in need, similar to those provided by government. Many work with government agencies and can receive funds from the government
57 of 62
Citizens who are elected to serve on local councils.
58 of 62
Voter turnout
The number of voters who actually vote, against the total amount the could vote and is normally expressed as a %
59 of 62
Police and Crime Commissioners
Directly elected officials who are responsible for the running of each regional police force outside London.
60 of 62
Pressure groups
Organised bodies of citizens who share a common interest in an issue and through a variety of actions promote their cause
61 of 62
Trade Unions
An employment-based group of employees who seek to represent workers in regard to the conditions of employment: for example, wages.
62 of 62

Other cards in this set

Card 2




A legal status conferred by a state upon members of the state indicating their membership of the state

Card 3




Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4


Equality Act 2010


Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5


Individual liberty


Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar Citizenship Studies resources:

See all Citizenship Studies resources »See all Life in Modern Britain resources »