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    Majoritarianism Analysis

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    Context of British Politics In a nutshell, majoritarian politics is democracy taken to a more extreme level. Majoritarian governments are designed to favor the ideas of the ruling majority, as well as pass legislation based on the views of that group. The government of the United Kingdom has historically been majoritarian; utilizing a system built on fast and simple decision-making. In accordance with its historical roots, can the same tenets of majoritarianism be observed in the modern-day government of the United Kingdom? In what ways is having a majoritarian government beneficial, as well as detrimental, to the United Kingdom of the present? To begin, the majoritarian system may be seen as quicker and more…

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    On June 23rd 2016, the United Kingdom is holding an “in-or-out” referendum in order to determine whether the United Kingdom should stay as part of the European Union (the EU) or leave the international organisation. The United Kingdom and the EU have an interesting history with many disagreements over institutions. This then caused a national identity crisis as to whether the United Kingdom wants to class itself as being ‘European’. This is relevant to the main argument for exiting the European…

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    are the factors that motivated United Kingdom exit European Union? What is unique about the United Kingdom from other members of the European Union? (Yixiao Xu) 1. Cressey, Daniel, and Alison Abbott. "Researchers reeling as UK votes to leave EU." Nature, 2016..doi:10.1038/nature.2016.20153. According to Nature, most scientists were against the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. However, 52% of British people sill voted to leave. To analyze this outcome, we have to listen to…

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    the United Kingdom has throughout its tenure in the European Economic Community and European Union maintained certain level of autonomy from Continental Europe. For example, the United Kingdom has chosen to opt out of both the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Schengen Area. Nonetheless, the most notable British exemption from the rest of European Union is its absence from the Eurozone. Of the EU nation’s currently not in the Eurozone only Denmark and the United Kingdom…

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    European Union. The press in France also plays a role in pressuring politicians and the public to have a pro-EU opinion. In France, many of the news sources are either state-run or associated with a major political party. The public’s opinion can be largely influenced by the press, which is in fact sometimes controlled by pro- EU parties. Both of the major and rival newspapers in France, criticized the United Kingdom for leaving the European Union. The more liberal newspaper Le Monde…

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    Monarchy is the oldest system of government in the United Kingdom. Total power is invested in one person, a head of state called a monarch, who keeps the position until death or resignation. “In a monarchy, a king or queen is Head of State. The British monarchy is known as a constitutional monarchy. This means that, while The Sovereign is Head of State, the ability to make and pass legislation resides with…

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    “Nationalism is a form of politics….Before trying to go behind nationalism to some cultural, social, economic or psychological basis which it is claimed is what nationalism is”(Breuilly 36). When we mention politics, we often mention power. The hidden message in the quote which implies that Nationalism which is a form of political movement that would unite cultural identities; will gain power to a political party or specific leader, and therefore uprise and unify under political reasons. Also…

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    Economic integration consists of several stages. Stages in increasing integration includes independent economy, preferential trade area, free trade area, customs union, common market, monetary union, fiscal union and political union. One of the main reason why nations pursue in economic integration is that economic integration will effect in an increase of trade between members of the state. This will lead to an increase in productivity of the nations. United Kingdom (UK), also known as…

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    It has had a great impact on many societies cultures and their governance, and this essay, while pointing out the differences, will seek to concentrate on the role it had in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). Religion in relation to its perception in society has been…

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    They want to show the United States and the rest of the world that Russia is better and more organized militarily and were able stabilize the Middle East. Another reason that Russia is involving itself in this conflict is to protect its interests in Syria.…

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