Great Britain on the AP GovPol Test

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The official residence and office of the Prime Minister
A member of Parliament that usually sits to the back of the room, and does not often speak. Usually this is a younger MP.
The Prime Minister from 1997 - 2007. He was a member of the Labour Party.
The island that contains Wales, Scotland, and England
The collective decision-making body, composed of the PM and some 22 Cabinet Ministers, the most senior of government ministers. They are appointed by the PM.
Generally, the idea that one branch will be able to check on another, and balance power equally among branches of government.
Divisions in society that cause people to vote differently.
An intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states, all but two of which were formerly part of the British Empire.
The United Kingdom's top business lobby organization.
One of the two major political parties in Great Britain. They are against the Labour Party, and are ideologically allied with the Republican Party in the USA.
Great Britain's form of government, with the Queen as the Head of State, and an unwritten constitution.
One of the Prime Minister's powers, where the Monarch can be convinced to release the legislative body.
One of the regions of the United Kingdom. This particular regions contains London.
The currency of the European Union that has not yet been adopted by Great Britain.
The abbreviation for the Confederation of British Industries
The organization that existed from 1958 - 1993, to bring economic integration to certain European countries. It was later transformed to the European Community.
An economic and political union of 27 member states. It is committed to regional integration, and has developed a single market.
The treaty that allowed the creation of the European Union and the Euro. It has been amended by more recent treaties.
The idea that Parliament is the supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority in Great Britain.
Differences in social attitudes and voting behavior between men and women.
The belief that change ought to be modified in small, discreet changes rather than abrupt changes such as revolutions or uprisings.
Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.
A third party in the United Kingdom that now has branches in Scotland, England and Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is committed to helping the environment.
The lower house of Parliament, consisting of popularly elected members, by the 'first past the post' system.
The upper house of Parliament, consisting of appointed members. They cannot veto bills, but they can delay and debate them.
The prerogative of a high court to nullify actions by the legislative and executive.
An approach to economic policy in which state economic policies are used to regulate the economy in an attempt to achieve stable growth. In a recession, deficits are expanded to cr
One of the two major political parties. Gordon Brown is a member of this party, and it is allied ideologically with left-wing policies.
A political party in Great Britain, allied with center to center-left policies. They are the third largest party in the House of Commons.
The party with the second largest amount of seats in Parliament, which is currently the Conservative party.
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Former Prime Minister, succeeded Margaret Thatcher, and served from 1990-1997.
The degree to which military leaders influence public policy, and vice versa.
Abbreviation for 'Member of Parliament'
The take over, by the government, of privately owned business firms.
A campaigning label for the Labour Party of the United Kingdom, dating from 1994 and associated with Tony Blair's leadership of the party.
The entirety of British authority, which consists of the House of Commons and House of Lords.
The Head of Government in Great Britain (NOT the Head of State).
The sale of state-owned enterprises to private companies or investors.
Abbreviation of Prime Minister.
A system in which seats are allocated to parties roughly in proportion to the votes each party receives.
A shorter term for quasi-nongovernmental organizations. These are non-elected bodies that are outside traditional governmental departments, yet have considerable influence on publi
The Head of State and commander of military in Great Britain.
A weekly Wednesday 2-hour meeting of Parliament to ask questions of the Prime Minister.
This does not include Northern Ireland, and it is a parliamentary democracy and republic.
The formal method by which a constitutional monarch completes the legislative process of lawmaking by assenting to an act of Parliament.
A seat in the legislative body regarded as fully secure by a political party, the incumbent, or both.
A senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system who form an alternative cabinet and shadow each individual member of the government,
A system under which candidates run for a single seat from a specific geographic region. The person who wins will have a plurality.
In this system, the state plays a leading role in organizing the economy, and most business firms are publicly owned.
A former Prime Minister, who served from 1979 - 1990. She was also the leader of the Conservative party from 1975 - 1990. She is the only woman to hold either position.
The British version of the American Wall Street, a financial district in London where a great deal of business is located.
A national trade union center, a federation of trade unions in the United Kingdom, with 58 affiliated unions.
Abbreviation of the Trades Union Congress
In Great Britain, a status quo, and the strong tendency to change to a moderate degree.
In this, no powers are reserved constitutionally for subnational units of government.
A sovereign state, that consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
This is based on the supreme authority of Parliament and the accountability of its elected representatives. It is named after the Parliament building in London.
The statutory granting of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to government at a subnational level, such as a regional, local, or state level. It differs from f
The current Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party. He became Prime Minister in 2007, after Tony Blair.

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