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Ch. 3 Vocab

unitary state regime in which national units have little or no power
federalism constitutional practice in which sub-national units are granted power
civic culture characterized by trust, legitimacy, and limited involvement
individualism emphasizes individuals participating in voting with democracy
new right conservative political movement occurring in the 1960's
consensus policy making decision making procedure that emphasizes the outcome
instrumentalism process by which change takes place in stages
separation of powers formal term for checks and balances
civil society membership in social and political groups to sustain democracy
judicial review power of the court to rule on constitutional merits of law
new left radicals of the 1960's
republican party formed in 1850 supporting business interests
checks and balances separation of power
democratic party advocates support of the common person
two party system competing for power
compromise confessions needed to be made
American exceptionalism term encompassing the idea that the U.S is a unique state
Created by: amanda.morlan