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Vocabulary of politics

T. D. Weldon

Vocabulary of politics

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Published by Penguin Books in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination199 p.
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14818164M

    The vote determines how many of that state's delegates each candidate gets. Example: After confessing to these things they had been pardoned, reinstated in the Party, and given posts which were in fact sinecures but which sounded important. Various states and governments obviously exist around the world. Political asylum Protection given by a State to a person who has left their own country because they oppose its government.

    Silent Majority: The mass of Americans whose opinions are not loud and public, but who together have enormous power. C The lower part of the British parliament where the elected politicians debate and vote. Society is formed around feudal groups or tribes in which the ruling family delegates power and authority based upon the desires of a single individual. Whip: The party member who makes sure that all other members are present for crucial votes and that they vote in accordance with the party line.

    Election The process of voting for a candidate or representative. Whip: The party member who makes sure that all other members are present for crucial votes and that they vote in accordance with the party line. Grades 6—8, 9—12 Every clique has its own language — an insider's jargon that people outside the group don't always understand. This example reflects a historical change in types of monarchies from absolute monarchies to constitutional monarchies Finer,


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Vocabulary of politics book

The major reason for this is that these governments enjoy no legitimate authority. Authoritarian and totalitarian regimes are more unstable politically because their leaders do not enjoy legitimate authority and instead rule through fear.

Regardless of our political orientations, Americans can think of many politicians to whom these labels apply, from presidents down to local officials. Are you going to vote? Instead their power rests on fear and repression. He was also well known as a regular book reviewer for the Manchester Guardian newspaper.

If public reaction is favorable, the politician takes credit for it; if not, the idea dies quickly. Later, Williams was interested in the work of Pierre Bourdieualthough he opined that the latter was too pessimistic in terms of the possibilities for social change.

The term originated inwhen Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts signed a bill that changed districts to favor the Democrats.

Malden, MA: Blackwell. Sometimes they do rebel, and if the rebellion becomes sufficiently massive and widespread, a revolution occurs. Certain areas of an individual's life are controlled and representation tends to be parliamentary in nature.

When politicians traveled by train, small towns were called whistle-stops. Sherman insisted, however, that he was home "only to repair my fences. His teenage years were overshadowed by the rise of Nazism and the threat of war.

Front Burner: Where an issue is placed when it must be dealt with immediately Gerrymander: The reorganization of voting districts by the party in power to insure more votes for their candidates.

Absolute monarchies were common in both ancient e. The example of the American Revolution and the stirring words of its Declaration of Independence helped inspire the French Revolution of and other revolutions since, as people around the world have died in order to win the right to vote and to have political freedom.

Refers to witch hunts in 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts, where many innocent women accused of witchcraft were burned at the stake or drowned. Hustings The political activities, meetings and speeches that happen before an election. A vote that blocks a decision.

Government A political body that exercises authority over a nation or state and has the power to make and enforce laws. In absolute monarchies, the royal family claims a divine right to rule and exercises considerable power over their kingdom.

Constitutional monarchies exist today in several nations, including Denmark, Great Britain, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism Authoritarianism and totalitarianism are general terms for nondemocratic political systems ruled by an individual or a group of individuals who are not freely elected by their populations and who often exercise arbitrary power.

Big Government: A negative term, used mainly by conservatives to describe government programs in areas where they believe government shouldn't be involved, especially those that spend money on social problems Bipartisan: A cooperative effort by two political parties Bleeding Heart: A term describing people whose hearts "bleed" with sympathy for the downtrodden; used to criticize liberals who favor government spending for social programs Bully Pulpit: The Presidency, when used by the President to inspire or moralize.

It is of the first importance in the study of political theory, as in other branches of philosophy, to know what sorts of questions are being asked and what are the appropriate methods for finding answers to them.

Only "The Comet" was left incomplete and needed some small additions to make a continuous narrative. The term originated in the seventeenth century, when people waiting to speak with legislators at the English House of Commons waited in a large atrium outside the legislators' hall, called the lobby.This is “Types of Political Systems”, section from the book Sociology: Comprehensive Edition (v.

). For details on it (including licensing), click here. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license.

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Basic Definitions. Many of your ESL students may feel overwhelmed by a lesson about politics and government vocabulary. For this reason, it is a good idea to ease the way into new vocabulary by. Oct 19,  · First I need to explain the word PARTY as it has 2 meanings.

It is a fete or happy gathering of people. NOT such a happy gathering of people, rather a group of people under one name with a common way of thinking how the country should be run. This is a Political atlasbowling.com: Anastasia Koltai.

This plain English guide focuses on political terms as part of our ongoing campaign on literacy and political participation. Literacy difficulties can be a barrier to accessing, understanding and using information.

As a result, adults with literacy difficulties may be excluded from: voting in. Sep 11,  · The book is a must read for my field, and I can improve my vocabulary at the same time (what a good deal!). And I have thusly bought the book. But I noticed the book is very very harsh in terms of its arguments (even given my economics undergrad BG) and sentence structuring.

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