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  Politics of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the United Kingdom takes place in the framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy, in which the Prime Minister is the head of government.
Therefore, elections and political parties in the United Kingdom are affected by Duverger's Law, which causes the agglomeration of related political ideologies into a few large parties with many small parties rarely winning representation.
The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union (EU).
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 Learn more about Politics of the United Kingdom in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In practical terms, the political head of the country is the Prime Minister (currently Anthony C. (Tony) Blair since May 2, 1997), who must have the support of the House of Commons.
There are three main national political parties in the United Kingdom, although it is worth noting that in Northern Ireland, where politics is dominated by sectarianism, none of these three main parties have a strong following and the Labour Party refuses to even stand at all.
Political parties originated in 1662 in the aftermath of the English Civil War, with the creation of the Court Party and the Country Party, soon becoming known as the Tories (now the Conservative party) and the Whigs (now the Liberal Democrats).
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 Politics of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Template:PoliticsUK The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy.
UK political parties originated in 1662 in the aftermath of the English Civil War with the creation of the Court and the Country Party soon becoming known the Tories (now the Conservative party still commonly to as 'the Tories') and the Whigs (now the Liberal Democrats though the 'Whig' has become obsolete).
Politics in Northern Ireland is particularly complex due to the history of Northern Ireland particularly the ' Troubles '.
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 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a state in western Europe, usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK or less accurately as Great Britain or Britain.
The UK was formed by a series of Acts of Union which united the formerly self-governing nations of England, Scotland and Wales together with the province of Northern Ireland, a region on the island of Ireland (the rest of Ireland left the United Kingdom in 1922).
Main article: Politics of the United Kingdom In form, the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with legislative power invested in an elected government, and executive power invested in a Cabinet led by the Prime Minister whose power, though carried out in the monarch's name, is answerable to Parliament and through it the electorate.
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 United Kingdom
The greater part of Ireland left the United Kingdom (then formally called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in 1922, and is today the Republic of Ireland, whilst the north-eastern portion of the island, Northern Ireland, remains part of the United Kingdom.
In form, the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with legislative power invested in an elected government, and executive power invested in a Cabinet led by the Prime Minister whose power, though carried out in the monarch's name, is answerable to Parliament and through it the electorate.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom is bicameral, composed of the 659-member elected House of Commons and the appointed House of Lords.
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 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May, 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair.
The general election took place in 646 constituencies across the United Kingdom, for seats in the House of Commons.
In this context, the new, reduced Labour majority of 67 was viewed by many across the political spectrum as a positive development, a counter to an alleged presidential style of government.
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 Category:Politics of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Politics of the United Kingdom.
Political and economic think tanks of the United Kingdom
Leaders of political parties in the United Kingdom
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 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The UK was formed by a of Acts of Union which united the formerly self-governing nations of England Scotland and Wales together with the province of Northern Ireland a region on the island of Ireland (the rest of Ireland left the Kingdom in 1922).
Also under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom though not of the United Kingdom itself are the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and a number of Overseas Territories.
In form the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with legislative power invested in an government and executive power invested in a Cabinet led by the Prime Minister whose power though carried out in monarch's name is answerable to Parliament and through it the electorate.
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 Cabinet of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the Politics of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a formal body comprised of government officials chosen by the Prime Minister.
In the United Kingdom's parliamentary system, the executive is not separate from the legislature, since Cabinet members are drawn from Parliament.
However, in comparison to the constitutional separation of powers and checks and balances that exist in countries such as the United States, this is insignificant, and select committee is drawn from the same legislature as the executive, and has only limited scrutiny of the executive.
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 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organization to the former Empire), the European Union and NATO.
The United Kingdom is a very centralized state, with London's Westminster Parliament holding responsibility for most of the political affairs of the Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is one of three countries which have a profitable recorded music industry, based mostly on popular music, the others being the USA and Sweden.
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 Politics of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The politics of the United Kingdom are based upon a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy.
The civil service is a politically neutral organisation which supports Government Ministers in carrying out their executive duties.
Main Article: Local Government in the United Kingdom The UK is divided into Local Authorities, which are further subdivided in rural areas and some urban areas into parishes.
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 British politics : Politics of the United Kingdom
The House of Lords is also the final court of appeal within the United Kingdom.
There are three main national political parties in the United Kingdom, although it is worth noting that in Northern Ireland, where politics is dominated by sectarianism[?], none of these three main parties have a strong following.
Only the main ones are listed here - there is a tendency on the far left and right for a proliferation of tiny groups (also known by the French term 'groupuscules'), usually characterized by extremely rigid ideologies and built around personalities, that are constantly splitting to create new groups.
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 The Much Ado about Judicial Politics in the United Kingdom: A Statistical Analysis of Reported Decisions of United ...
Political Reaction to Judicial Politics in the United Kingdom
By this it is meant that the activities of courts are less widely reported than those of legislatures and the general, universalist language of law assuages the ideological and practical implications of legal decisions, whilst its arcanity obfuscates what is at stake.
115 In this sense, to examine the United Kingdom case may be atypical as during the Major Administration there were unsuccessful attempts to curb the powers of the Court of Justice both by the administration at the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference and, more unilaterally, through a 1996 Private Members Bill before the House of Commons.
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 Hoppa - Politics in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
the United Kingdom, Politicians, Conservatives margaretthatcher.com is a brand new website devoted to explaining the life and political career of Margaret Thatcher.
the United Kingdom, Israel, Palestine, Regional Conflicts, Human Rights The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with the support of many individuals and organisations in Britain, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, has launched the BIG Campaign which aims to boycott Israeli Goods and Services.
Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Federalism, Democracy Federal Union campaigns for federalism for the UK, Europe and the world.
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 POLI 213: The United Kingdom: State, Politics and Policies - Department of Politics and International Relations at ...
The course examines the evolution of the politics of the United Kingdom from an era broadly characterised by consensus and stability (1945-70) to one which has proved much more turbulent in a variety of ways (1970 onwards).
This examination is set within the context of rival political traditions and of competing theories of representative government.
Topics covered in the first term include changes in electoral behaviour and developments in the political parties, as well as consideration of the problems of governing the component parts of the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland).
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 India England Government Politics Essays -- The United Kingdom and India: A Study of Gender and Economic/Regional ...
The United Kingdom, a former world power and colonizing empire, and India, the second most populous country in the world and former colony of the United Kingdom, share a bond of democracy.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with a Parliament consisting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Despite these similar political systems, studies of the individual histories, economies, and political cultures of each country reveal cleavages within each society affecting aspects of the governments such as institutions, voting behavior, and policy making.
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 BUBL LINK: United kingdom
Its primary functions are to maintain and revise geological information for the land and offshore areas of the United Kingdom and the nearby continental shelf.
A catalogue of all the languages and dialects spoken in the United Kingdom, with details of the numbers of speakers of each language.
Basic reference information about the United Kingdom, such as area, capital, population, population density, geography, language, religion, time zone, history and government, plus business and social information, including details of accommodation, addresses, climate, regions, travel, visas, passports, money, health and public holidays.
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 United Kingdom essays. Unlimited access to Politics coursework. A2 and A-Level and other UK qualifications - ...
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 United Kingdom essays. Unlimited access to Politics coursework. University and other UK qualifications - Coursework.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Political Science, Politics Graduate Programs in United Kingdom and Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The aim of the MScEcon degree in Welsh Politics and Government is to provide an informed insight into, and understanding of, a newly established polity based on distinctive cultural and historical factors, new policy-making procedures, and different political preferences: in short to analyse a new pattern of inter-governmentalism in a period of globalisation.
Units studied cover resource development and conservation, policy contexts of environment and development, and environment and society, with an opportunity to take options in subjects ranging from the theory of development to environmental economics.
The Department of Politics and International Studies is the base for the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council, and is now the largest research centre in Europe dealing with these issues.
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 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Society and Culture: Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The British Isles - The political structure and brief history of the British Isles.
Guardian Unlimited Politics Special Reports - Student Politics - Ongoing news and comment about campus campaigns and NUS elections plus information about studying politics at university, advice on how to get involved in alternative politics and talkboards.
Politics at the University of York - Courses, case studies, research links and bibliography.
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