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Class:POLI 205 - MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Subject:Political Science
University:Ramapo College of New Jersey
Term:Fall 2010
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Unitary System governed as one single unit, the central government is supreme
Federal System political system in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head
Political Culture peoples values attidues believes towards poltiics and its legitmacy
Gross Domestic Product The gross domestic product (GDP) or gross domestic income (GDI) is a measure of a country's overall economic output.
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Human Development Index united nations measure for social variables, ranking achivinement in areas such as education or public health
electoral democracy a form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people; democracy based on elections
Liberal Democracy a democracy based on consolidated liberties
Pluralism but many non-governmental groups are using their resources to exert influence
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Civic Culture political culture characterized by "acceptance of the authority of the state" and "a belief in participation in civic duties"
John Locke known as the Father of Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers
LDS less developed states
NIC newly industrialized country
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Judicial Review power of a court to declare a law unconstitutional
Party Cohesion and Discipline degree to which political parties are able to mobilize their membership in a legislature
George W. Bush Definition
Nancy Pelosi the 60th and current speaker of the United States House of Representatives
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Harry Reid is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party
Barack Obama the 44th and current president of the United States
Electoral College a set of electors who are selected to elect a candidate to a to be president
Head of State ceremonial head
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Head of Government Head of government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet.
Marbury v. Madison (1803) a landmark case in the United States law that formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States
Bicameral Legislature the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers
Division of Power divinding government between central power and states.
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Separation of Power power of government is separated amongst branches, we have 3
Primary Election an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election
PAC political action committee
Lobby an organized interest group that tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby
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Liberal Democratic Party britains 3rd party, result of a merger between parties in 1988, headed by Nic Clegg
Tony Blair brittish prime minsiter 97 to 2007 new labour
David Cameron present prime minster, conserative party leader
Nick Clegg the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the coalition Cameron Ministry, Lord President of the Council and leader of the Liberal Democrats
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MP Military Parliament
TUC (TRADES UNION CONGRESS): a national trade union centre, a federation of trade unions in the United Kingdom, representing the majority of trade unions
"The Third Way" Tony blairs term for new labor, third way between captialism and socialism
Proportional Representation legilature elected according to proportion of votes given to poltical parties
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Westminster british Parliament building area in london that refers to Paraliment
Whitehall area of London that houses the government Minsitries
Queen Elizabeth II head of state
Collective Responsibility cabnit exists of collective body, acts as a coleltive body, indivual minsters cannot.
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Unitary Government the central government is supreme- all power from one source
Vote of No Confidence When partiliment, by majority vote, votes against the government
House of Commons The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
House of Lords upper hosue of parilment
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4 Lands of United Kingdom England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Magna Carta English great charter limited the power of the king (1215)
Ulster the six counties of Northern Ireland that is part of UK
Sinn Fein Political organization of the Irish Republican Movennement
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Plaid Cymru the national welsh party
Labor Party The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
Robert Walpole britains first prime minsitr 1720-1730s
Prince Charles son of queen elizbeth II, heir to the throne
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IRA Irish republic army- anti brittish terrorists
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010
Common Law judge made law
"The City of London" brittish term for the finaical distrcit, (our wall-street)
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Oxbridge The elite unversitys, oxford and cambridge
Magret Thatcher prime minster of 1979-1990 (consertative party)
Public Schools elite private schools in egnland
Anglican Church church of Egnland
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Head of state cermonial exucetive position
Unwritten Constitution no single document, rather various documents for Brittain that delinates the powers of brittish government
Shadow Cabinet oppistion government ready to take over, other side of the aisle
Chancellor of the Exchequer brittish cabinet minster who is head of economic matters
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Question Period 1/2 hour session where prime minsiter is questioned by opposing party leaders
Back Benchers party members
Front Benchers spokesperson for each group
Devolution Central Government turning some powers over to regions or other levels
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Deference lower classes defer to the rule of upper class, accepting authority
Tory Faction of brittish partilment that became the Conserative party: now their nickname
Whig Factino of british parliament that became Liberal Party
Conservative Party see textbook, a poltical party inUK....lead by David Cameron. also known as Tories"
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Great Reform Act open up suffereage to brittish population in the mid 1800's
John Bercrow Present speaker of the house of commons in the UK
Third Republic 1870-1940- longest lived and unstable government of France
Fourth Republic The Fourth Republic was the government of France between 1946 and 1958,
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Fifth Republic Current french government introduced in 1958...hyrbid between president and partlimentry system
Bernard Kouchner is currently the French Foreign Minister
Cohabitation French President forced to name premier of opposing party
Art. 16 of French Constitution emergency powers given to the president
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National Assembly the lower house of the French System
Senate the upper house of the French system
Departments sub-level governments in the French system- 96 of them
RPR (rally for the republic) old name of the gallus, became union for popular majroity
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Grands Corps prestigious civil service of the French Government
Grand Ecoles great schools, graduate and post graduate instutions in France
ENA (Ecole Nationale d Amdinstation) great school to creat poltical elites in france
Jacques Chriac president of France 1995-2007
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National Front (FN) a French far-right, nationalist political party, founded in 1972 by Jean-Marie Le Pen probably need to know this one** NATIONAL FRONT= FAR RIGHT
Charldes DE Gaulle Former general, founded 5th republic became 1st president
Radicals french liberals
Rule of Incompatibility cabinet can not be in legislature see text
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Vote of Censure vote of no confidence in french system, needs absolute majority
Interpellation the question of french minsiters
Blocked Vote government bill not to accept any amendments
Government Responsibility Vote Government offers a bill that does not need a vote
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Single Member district, two-ballot system a voting system in which a predetermined constituency elects a single person to some office
Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) new, neo gaulles party
Nicolas Sarkozy new president of france
Constitutional Council judical body that determines consituionality of bill before they are implemented in FRANCE
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Elysee Palace the house of the French President (our white house)
Hotel Matignon headquarters of French government
Council of State adminstrative body that assits govenrment to write legilsature in FRANCE
UDF (Union for Fr Democracy) fromer centraist poltical party in france
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Francois Hollande former head of the socialist party in France
Corsica an island in the Mediterranean Sea between france and italy
Basques people on the boarder between france and spain
Bretons The Bretons are an ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France.
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Napoleon Bonaparte the miltiary leader became empor in 1802 of FRANCE
Francois Fillon current Premier of France
Jean-Marie Le Pen Head of the national Front
French-Communist Party (PCF) The French Communist Party ( or PCF) is a political party in France which advocates the principles of communism.
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Lycee Former elitest second school, open to youngsters
Segolene Royal candidate of france socialist party- lost
Martine Aubry head of socialist party in france
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 Unitary Systemgoverned as one single unit, the central government is supreme
 Federal Systempolitical system in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head
 Political Culturepeoples values attidues believes towards poltiics and its legitmacy
 Gross Domestic ProductThe gross domestic product (GDP) or gross domestic income (GDI) is a measure of a country's overall economic output.
 Human Development Indexunited nations measure for social variables, ranking achivinement in areas such as education or public health
 electoral democracya form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people; democracy based on elections
 Liberal Democracya democracy based on consolidated liberties
 Pluralismbut many non-governmental groups are using their resources to exert influence
 Civic Culture political culture characterized by "acceptance of the authority of the state" and "a belief in participation in civic duties"
 John Lockeknown as the Father of Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers
 LDSless developed states
 NICnewly industrialized country
 Judicial Reviewpower of a court to declare a law unconstitutional
 Party Cohesion and Disciplinedegree to which political parties are able to mobilize their membership in a legislature
 George W. BushDefinition
 Nancy Pelosithe 60th and current speaker of the United States House of Representatives
 Harry Reidis the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party
 Barack Obamathe 44th and current president of the United States
 Electoral Collegea set of electors who are selected to elect a candidate to a to be president
 Head of Stateceremonial head
 Head of GovernmentHead of government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet.
 Marbury v. Madison (1803)a landmark case in the United States law that formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States
 Bicameral Legislaturethe practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers
 Division of Powerdivinding government between central power and states.
 Separation of Powerpower of government is separated amongst branches, we have 3
 Primary Electionan election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election
 PACpolitical action committee
 Lobbyan organized interest group that tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby
 Liberal Democratic Partybritains 3rd party, result of a merger between parties in 1988, headed by Nic Clegg
 Tony Blairbrittish prime minsiter 97 to 2007 new labour
 David Cameronpresent prime minster, conserative party leader
 Nick Cleggthe Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the coalition Cameron Ministry, Lord President of the Council and leader of the Liberal Democrats
 MPMilitary Parliament
 TUC (TRADES UNION CONGRESS): a national trade union centre, a federation of trade unions in the United Kingdom, representing the majority of trade unions
 "The Third Way" Tony blairs term for new labor, third way between captialism and socialism
 Proportional Representationlegilature elected according to proportion of votes given to poltical parties
 Westminsterbritish Parliament building

area in london that refers to Paraliment
 Whitehallarea of London that houses the government Minsitries
 Queen Elizabeth IIhead of state
 Collective Responsibilitycabnit exists of collective body, acts as a coleltive body, indivual minsters cannot.
 Unitary Governmentthe central government is supreme- all power from one source
 Vote of No ConfidenceWhen partiliment, by majority vote, votes against the government
 House of CommonsThe House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
 House of Lordsupper hosue of parilment
 4 Lands of United KingdomEngland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
 Magna CartaEnglish great charter limited the power of the king (1215)
 Ulsterthe six counties of Northern Ireland that is part of UK
 Sinn FeinPolitical organization of the Irish Republican Movennement
 Plaid Cymruthe national welsh party
 Labor PartyThe Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
 Robert Walpolebritains first prime minsitr 1720-1730s
 Prince Charlesson of queen elizbeth II, heir to the throne
 IRAIrish republic army- anti brittish terrorists
 Gordon Brownwas the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010
 Common Lawjudge made law
 "The City of London"brittish term for the finaical distrcit, (our wall-street)
 OxbridgeThe elite unversitys, oxford and cambridge
 Magret Thatcherprime minster of 1979-1990 (consertative party)
 Public Schoolselite private schools in egnland
 Anglican Churchchurch of Egnland
 Head of statecermonial exucetive position
 Unwritten Constitutionno single document, rather various documents for Brittain that delinates the powers of brittish government
 Shadow Cabinetoppistion government ready to take over, other side of the aisle
 Chancellor of the Exchequerbrittish cabinet minster who is head of economic matters
 Question Period1/2 hour session where prime minsiter is questioned by opposing party leaders
 Back Benchersparty members
 Front Benchersspokesperson for each group
 Devolution Central Government turning some powers over to regions or other levels
 Deferencelower classes defer to the rule of upper class, accepting authority
 ToryFaction of brittish partilment that became the Conserative party: now their nickname
 WhigFactino of british parliament that became Liberal Party
 Conservative Partysee textbook, a poltical party inUK....lead by David Cameron. also known as Tories"
 Great Reform Actopen up suffereage to brittish population in the mid 1800's
 John BercrowPresent speaker of the house of commons in the UK
 Third Republic1870-1940- longest lived and unstable government of France
 Fourth RepublicThe Fourth Republic was the government of France between 1946 and 1958,
 Fifth RepublicCurrent french government introduced in 1958...hyrbid between president and partlimentry system
 Bernard Kouchner
is currently the French Foreign Minister
 CohabitationFrench President forced to name premier of opposing party
 Art. 16 of French Constitutionemergency powers given to the president
 National Assemblythe lower house of the French System
 Senatethe upper house of the French system
 Departmentssub-level governments in the French system- 96 of them
 RPR (rally for the republic)old name of the gallus, became union for popular majroity
 Grands Corpsprestigious civil service of the French Government
 Grand Ecolesgreat schools, graduate and post graduate instutions in France
 ENA (Ecole Nationale d Amdinstation)great school to creat poltical elites in france
 Jacques Chriacpresident of France 1995-2007
 National Front (FN) a French far-right, nationalist political party, founded in 1972 by Jean-Marie Le Pen

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NATIONAL FRONT= FAR RIGHT
 Charldes DE GaulleFormer general, founded 5th republic became 1st president
 Radicalsfrench liberals
 Rule of Incompatibilitycabinet can not be in legislature

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 Vote of Censurevote of no confidence in french system, needs absolute majority
 Interpellationthe question of french minsiters
 Blocked Votegovernment bill not to accept any amendments
 Government Responsibility VoteGovernment offers a bill that does not need a vote
 Single Member district, two-ballot systema voting system in which a predetermined constituency elects a single person to some office
 Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)new, neo gaulles party
 Nicolas Sarkozynew president of france
 Constitutional Counciljudical body that determines consituionality of bill before they are implemented in FRANCE
 Elysee Palacethe house of the French President (our white house)
 Hotel Matignonheadquarters of French government
 Council of Stateadminstrative body that assits govenrment to write legilsature in FRANCE
 UDF (Union for Fr Democracy)fromer centraist poltical party in france
 Francois Hollandeformer head of the socialist party in France
 Corsica an island in the Mediterranean Sea between france and italy
 Basquespeople on the boarder between france and spain
 BretonsThe Bretons are an ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France.
 Napoleon Bonapartethe miltiary leader became empor in 1802 of FRANCE
 Francois Filloncurrent Premier of France
 Jean-Marie Le PenHead of the national Front
 French-Communist Party (PCF)The French Communist Party ( or PCF) is a political party in France which advocates the principles of communism.
 LyceeFormer elitest second school, open to youngsters
 Segolene Royalcandidate of france socialist party- lost
 Martine Aubryhead of socialist party in france
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