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Comparative Government Politics AP
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS: United Kingdom
How does Parliamentary sovereignty affect the UK Supreme Court
Restricts the Supreme Court from making judicial review
What type of government structure does Great Britain have?
A unitary structure of government
The policy issues of the European Union is a problem to what Party in the UK Parliament?
Why did the the British government choose not to adopt the Euro?
It challenges its sovereignty
What political party has been most disadvantaged by the single member plurality system?
What is Sinn Fein
The political arm of the IRA (Irish Replic Army)
Collective responsibility applies to what?
Who sits opposite to the majority party?
The shadow government
What party is dominated by trade unions?
The Labour Party
Semi public agencies that advice government
How was the Mayor of London added to British Government
Throught the Third Way
What treaty formally brought Britain into the EU?
The Maastricht Treaty
After the Labour Party took power, the Bverage Report by Atley implemented what?
What British Party is to the very far right?
The British National Party
Members of the Cabinet must be a part of what?
The House of Commons
What is the name of the process in which two parties come together?
What was Tony Blair's political ideology
What is the biggest social cleveage in Britain?
How did the Welch and Irish government get their power?
Define Ulster Unionist
The Protestant Party in Northern Ireland
What peers have been reduced in the House of Lords?
What makes common law in Britain
What is the biggest threat by the EU that challenges British soverienty?
What are the sources of legitamacy for British Government
Tradition, the Magna Carta, custom, the English
Bill of Rights, common law, and writings of legal scholars like Blackstone
True or False:Candidates for office in Britain usually do not live in the districts they represent
What was the most imporant political challenge to Britain in the 1800's?
Incorporating the middle and working classes into the electoral system.
After WWII, what led to the creation of a modern welfare state?
The spirit of collective consensus
Reluctance to embrace the Euro and privatization of state industries was part of the legacy of what Prime Minster?
What party favors the adoption of the Euro?
The Labour Party
What os an important source of British elities?
What act caused the creation of the British Supreme Court?
The Constitutional Reform Act of 2005
What is the path one might take to achieve politicalleadership in Britain?
A long memebership in the House of Commons
What is Whitehall?
Where the civil service headquarters are
What is Westminster?
Where parliament meets
Who is the Prime minister played an influential role in
removing Argentina from the Falkland Islands in 1982?
What contributes to the continued dominance of two parties in Great Britain’s House of Commons?
Single-member electoral districts
What is the primary function of the British House of
To provide a forum for policy debate
How are civil liberties and human rights protected in Great Britain?
Public opinion and tradition
What power does the House of Lords have?
The power to postpone the enactment of legislation
What tends to divide parties on British government?
Social issues and the amount of involvement the government should have in the economy