Past papers (from 2012) 5 mark questions Unit 1

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Jan 2012- Class dealignment
Weakening in the correlation between social class and voting behaviour
1 of 10
Jan 2012- Threshold
A minimum proportion of votes a party must secure in a given election before it qualifies for any seats
2 of 10
Jun 2012- Partisan dealignment
Decline in the strong ties that once existed between certain groups of voters and individual parties
3 of 10
Jun 2012- Representative democracy
Voters grant politicians the right to make decision on their behalf
4 of 10
Jan 2013- Democracy
Power of the people
5 of 10
Jan 2013- Referendum
A vote on a single issue put to a public ballot by the government of the day
6 of 10
Jun 2013- By-election
Any election held outside of the regular cycle in order to fill a seat left vacant usually because of death
7 of 10
Jun 2013- Representation
Way in which people's voice are heard within a democratic system, where an elective representative make decision on behalf of their constituency
8 of 10
Jun 2014- Pluralism
Belief that those representing different interests should be able to discus their views freely and fairly within society
9 of 10
Jun 2014- Coalition government
Two or more of parties having ministers in the government due to a formal agreement
10 of 10

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A minimum proportion of votes a party must secure in a given election before it qualifies for any seats

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Jan 2012- Threshold

Card 3

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Decline in the strong ties that once existed between certain groups of voters and individual parties

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Card 4

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Voters grant politicians the right to make decision on their behalf

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Power of the people

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