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    In the last century, this has been a re-occurring trait, with coalition governments being very rare. The 1940-45 coalition between the Conservatives, who had a parliamentary majority, with the Labour and Liberal parties, is one such exception, but this was largely due to the fact that Britain was at war. The only example of a deviation from a concentration of executive power in one party in the post-war era is the two minority Labour governments of the 1970s. Internal strife within the Labour party and economic upheaval were largely to blame for this anomaly. With the exception of the 1970s however, executive power has very much been concentrated in one party – the Thatcher governments, Blair governments and presently Brown government all bare witness to this fact. The implementation of the first past the post system in British general elections ensures that coalition cabinets are very rare. Large majorities are achieved with less than half of the…

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    my opinion, you could say he taught hell, fire, and brimstone. My political back ground was scarce, but when discussed was that of Republican. I grew up in a small West Texas town in the mist of the Bible-belt. We were a very poor family, and as a child my father enforced the concept of being conservative and appreciating the gifts that were given from God. I recall my parents discussing Democrats as liberals, and their views were not appreciated in my household. The mere thought of things…

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    Systems Of Government

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    During elections, Citizens vote for members of the House of Commons; furthermore, endorsing the platform of that political party. The election winner receives the mandate to govern, and the leader of that political party becomes the Prime Minister. The system leads to a single branch controlling executive and legislative powers. This contains advantages over the American system of separated powers by allowing the Prime Minister or counterpart to the President, become accountable to his actions.…

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    the Lords are appointed as Blair was known to have strongly supported a fully appointed chamber whereas Brown supported an elected chamber (Ludlam & Smith 2004: 131) (Russell 2011:16). Furthermore, evidence of a divided government is pointed out by Bognador (2005: 145) as in March 2007 the House of Commons voted for a wholly elected upper house despite Blair’s opposal to this. Yet within all the confusion, some scholars (Cowley 2006, King 2007) concluded that the second chamber grew stronger…

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    House Of Lords's Reforms

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    Evaluate the Various Arguments Concerning Reform of the House of Lords (40 marks) The House of Lords is the upper house in the Uk’s Parliament, whose role is to scrutinise the legislation that the House of Commons make and propose amendments. Although all legislation has to go through the House of Lords their power has been limited in recent years and many have strong arguments against them. Some argue that in a liberal democracy like the United Kingdom it is undemocratic to have a wholly…

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    Daira Pico Justice 330 Ideology Essay My Ideology Ideology is a set of beliefs that affects our outlook on the world. It is our most closely held set of values and feelings, it acts as the filter through which we see everything and everyone. When it comes to examining my own ideology, I have come to realize that I am a pure liberal democrat. A liberal democrat is someone who believes society should be operated on an open, fair, and free system. They seek to balance the fundamental values of…

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    Liberal Party Structure

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    While both structure and agency played a key role in the replacing of the Liberal party with Labour it could be said that structure worked more as a catalyst while agency played a direct part in the replacement of the Liberal party; it could be argued “structure and agency [cannot] be divorced” (McHugh, 2001, p.6). While values giving way to class and an electorate tripling in size does create some convincing arguments that structure is the best explanation for Labour replacing the Liberal party…

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    but instead lack of intervention that was done so precisely because there was a popular disinterest among the people surrounding him. What makes this specific instance neither a realist or liberal moment of action is that both of those schools of thought are polarized in their view of the world and do not align with Obama’s decision. Despite seeming to contradict each other, there are similar characteristics that shape both schools of thought. They both believe the world is made up of anarchic…

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    there can be no consensus as to its meaning.” While there are many different views on security, it is accepted that security is not the same as survival. While the two are accepted to not be the same thing it is also recognized that there are not synonymous, they are often times related. Because of the focus not being on survival security is frequently defined as, “…the alleviation of threats to cherished values.” There are two philosophies of security that are what creates the two main…

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    Two With the establishment of a powerful two-party political system in the United States, the Democrats and Republicans – there are vital differences between the two which distinguish one from another and are founded on very powerful beliefs. Both political parties are beneficial to the United States in their own way, and both also have their downfalls. Examples of some different beliefs the two parties have are on tax policy, social issues, labor and free trade, education, and health care.…

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