UNITED KINGDOM Lectures

UNITED KINGDOM Lectures - THE BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM THE

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THE BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM THE CONSTITUTIONALIZATION AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE BRITISH POLITY - limits on authoritarian monarchical power - the role of the aristocracy - the rise of private business enterprise and the middle classes - “Her Majesty’s loyal opposition” - contestation and participation THE WESTMINSTER MODEL: - the question of sovereignty - the House of Lords - the House of Commons - the monarchy - the Cabinet - the parliamentary system: separation of powers? - electoral rules - party system
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POST-WORLD WAR II DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: The end of Empire The Rise and Decline of the Welfare State: the Post- War Consensus and the “British Disease.” The Era of Tory Domination, 1979-1997: Margaret Thatcher. The Era of Labour Domination, 1997 – present: Tony Blair, New Labour and “The Third Way.” Current controversies in British politics: - Northern Ireland - Devolution - European Integration - Immigration and national identity PR VERSUS MAJORITARIAN ELECTIONS: ISSUES
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