Life in Modern Britain

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British Values
the values that are associated with living in modern day Britain
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Citizenship
a legal status conferred by a state upon members of the state
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Equality Act 2010
116 pieces of legislation to provide Britain with new discrimination laws to protect individuals
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Individual liberty
the concept that in a modern democracy people have the freedom to make their own choices and decisions
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Principles
a basic truth or idea that underpins a system of beliefs associated with a society
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the rule of law
a basic principle of a democratic society that the law applies equally to everyone
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values
standards of behaviour that are accepted by society
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office for national statistics (ONS)
a government body that collects and provides background data
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group identity
the identity associated with belonging to a group
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global identity
the concept that some aspects of identity are now global in nature
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multiple identity
that a person can assume different identities at different times and in different situations
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national identity
a identity associated with being a citizen of a specific country
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nature vs nurture
a debate about wether a persons personality and identity are most affected by their biological background or by the way they were brought up
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e-media
all forms of media related to the internet e stands for electronic
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mass media
the means of communicating to a large number of people at the same time
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member of parliament (MP)
a citizen elected to Parliament who serves as member normally of a political party
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ofcom
Office of communications , a government regulator for elements of media industry
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traditional media
newspaper, radio etc
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the independent press standards organisations (IPSO)
was set up to handle complaints and conduct investigations into standards and compliance
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agencies
organisations and bodies that are part of a major institution e.g. UN
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closed regional list system
a proportional voting system used in the UK for European Parliamentary elections
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Commonwealth charter
a document that lays down the principles associated with Commonwealth membership
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Council of Europe
founded in 1949 and is an intergovernmental organisation whose aims are to promote human rights , democracy and the rule of law. Has 47 members
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Council of European Union
meetings of ministers from member states of the EU
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Euro
common currency by the Eurozone
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European Commission
appointed officials from member countries of the EU who draft policy initiatives and direct workings of EU
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European Convention of Human Rights
a convention that lays down basic rights that every single person is entitled to
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European Court of Human Rights
court of the council of Europe that is in Strasbourg and rules on human rights
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European Parliament
the directly elected Parliament of the European Union
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
the value of all the goods and services created in a country normally measured on an annual basis
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Hard power
the ability to use military or economic power to achieve ones aims
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Security council
the major decisions making body of the UN. Made up of 5 permanent member states and ten elected.
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Single transferable vote
proportional voting system used in parts of the Uk
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soft power
the ability to influence others through the influence of your culture , political an foreign policy values
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Veto
the ability to be able to vote down any decisions
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referendum
a vote on a single issue where government wish to seek views of the public
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boycott
refusing to buy goods or use a service to achieve a desired political outcome
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competence
relates to areas of policy delegated to countries in the EU
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humanitarian aid
non-military aid given to countries and people in need
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mediation
a process involving outsiders in a dialogue to try to resolve a dispute between two parties
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sanctions
measures taken by a state against others to achieve a change in policy or action
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sovereignty
the power and authority that a country has to make decisions about itself and its relations with others
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GNI
gross national income is GDP minus income earned by non-residents
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NGO
non governmental organisation
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councillors
citizens who are elected to serve on local councils
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voter turnout
the number of voters who actually vote
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police and crime commissioners
directly elected officials who deal with running of each regional police force
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