British Politics

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  • Introduction to British Politics

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    Britain is a liberal, parliamentary and stable democracy, where its dynamic society conditions the agenda of politics. The fusion/separation, or lack thereof, of powers is complicated, but essentially includes the Executive and Elected Legislature, Appointed Legislature, the Judiciary and the Crown. The largest party forms the executive government, whose primary role is to run government and present laws, and overall represents the will of the majority. The House of Commons is elected to reflect

  • Conservative Dominance in British Politics

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    Conservative Dominance in British Politics There are many different factors which contributed to the Conservative dominance of the period between 1885 and 1905. For one, the electoral reform of Gladstone's second ministry had a large effect on the Conservatives period in office as did the skill of Salisbury as a leader. The role that the government took in terms of its policies and foreign policy, and the nature of support for the party also played important roles in the conservative dominance

  • British Politics: Thatcherism and Reaganomics

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    The polarization of the British political system can be traced back to the movement of Thatcherism. Thatcherism can be seen as the conviction politics, economic, social policy, and is the political movement that can even resemble Reaganomics. Just like Reaganomics, Thatcherism is considered a conservative movement that emphasizes heavily on the free markets, restraining government spending, privatization, deregulation, and tax cuts. These are the policies that Margaret Thatcher focused on; this political

  • Evolution of British Government and Politics

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    British government and politics has evolved greatly throughout its formation and to its modern glory. The path taken by British rulers has paved the road for parliamentary democracy in Britain today. From the signing of the Magna Carta to the common law practiced in Great Britain today, British government is always evolving due to its people, leaders, and culture. The rational-legal authority practiced in Britain was created gradually through many important people and signing of documents. Several

  • Political Pressure Groups and British Politics

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    members or the people they represent. There are several types of pressure groups including insider and outsider groups. Insider groups are regularly consulted by the government and provide them with important information which can influence policy, eg. British Medical Association on health issues. On the other hand, outsider groups have yet to establish a consultative relationship with the government normally because they behave irresponsibly so the government will not engage with them, eg. Father4Justice

  • British Politics: Same Building, Same Politics, New World

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    16th October 1834, London: UK. The banks of the river Thames are lined amass with crowds gloating, cheering and relishing the astonishing view that prevails before their eyes. One of the most significant events in the history of British political architecture and my opening statement portrays a celebration. However, It was on this evening that the Palace of Westminster was victim to a great fire, causing the huge gathering to look on and revel in the physical downfall of the political establishment

  • Critical Reflection on the Hidden Influence of the British Monarchy on Politics

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    be able to take his seat and can also be fined. Same happens with judges and other public servants in the United Kingdom, who are, even if symbolically, servants of the Crown. This, however, is just a small visible end of the real power that the British –constitutional- monarchy holds over public employees. Since the limitation of powers of the Crown in the XVII century the royals have been using their forceful influence in an unofficial way for their own benefit (Adams, 2010; Booth 2010 and 2011;

  • Conservative Dominance in British Politics Between 1885 and 1902

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    Conservative Dominance in British Politics Between 1885 and 1902 During this period in history, it is clear to say that the conservatives dominated British politics. However, is it due to conservative strengths or liberal weaknesses? Although the weakness and the divisions within the liberal party helped the conservative cause, the latter party were dominant due to their unrivalled strength in politics. There were many reasons for these strengths, but it is safe to say that this was the

  • The Politics of Identity in British Sport: A Critical Exploration of Ethnicity Issues

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    ethnicity . This essay has similar interest. The main goal of this essay is to bring closer the issues of ethnicity and the politics of identity in British sport. In this essay, I am going to introduce the history of immigrants to Britain and Development of Sport in Britain in order to bring closer the high influence of different cultures on British culture, and of course on British sport. I will also discuss some issues related to race and ethnicity that are present in sport. History of Immigrants to

  • Contribution of both Gladstone and Disraeli to British Politics Between 1846 and 1865

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    Contribution of both Gladstone and Disraeli to British Politics Between 1846 and 1865 The debate over the Corn Laws in 1846 brought Gladstone and Disraeli much closer to the forefront of British Politics. Gladstone was part of the Tory party led by his mentor Peel who supported the abolition of the Corn Laws and in essence supported Free Trade. The Tory party were divided on whether to support Free Trade; Disraeli was a leading player in the section of the Tory party, which wanted to keep