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Politics Meanings

a representative democracy is a system of government in which all eligible citizen's vote on a representative to pass laws for them. e.g. USA elected a president and members of the congress Representative democracy
suffrage for all persons over a certain age. usually 18 or 21 who in other respects satisfy the requirements established by law Universal Suffrage
the right to get together for a legal common cause or purpose without interference. while a government may not prohibit its citizen's from joining a particular organisation, the organisation may be prohibited from accepting some and excluding others. Freedom of association
political culture is used in the field of social science. it refers to historically based, wildly shared beliefs, feelings, values about the nature or political system, which can serve as a link between citizens and governments Political culture
a belief in equality of some sort Egalitarianism
political decisions are guided by what needs to be done at any given moment, going over political beliefs and schemes, or ideology Pragmatism
political ideology which holds that the virtuous citizen's are being mistreated by a small circle of elites, who can be overthrown if the people recognize the danger and work together Populism
composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches on bicameralism legislature Bicamerlism
is the co-existence of diverse cultures where culture includes race, religion, or cultural groups, end manifested in customary behaviors, cultural assumptions and values, patterns or thinking and communicating styles Multiculturalism
help frame how these various institutions interact with each other Constitution
the first ten amendments to the U.S constitution ratified in 1791 which set fourth and guaranteed certain fundamental rights and privileges of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly etc. Bill of rights
the treaty of waitangi was the written agreement made in 1840 on 6th February by representatives of the British crown and various Maori chief from the north island of nz treaty of waitangi
presidential system
parliamentary system
coalition government
ministerial responsibility
select committee
conscience voting
political party
party system
social clevage
majoritarian electoral system
proportional representation
voting age population (VAP)
party identification
strategic voting
new social movement
citizen's initiated referendum
citizen's jury
political opportunity structure
cultural framing
te tinorangatiratanga
interest groups
fourth estate
vertical accountability
horizontal accountability
political polarization
campaign finance reform
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