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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    Legitimacy increases
    Education (less political apathy)
    Good gauge of public opinion
    Public can't be WHIPPED -> means in their interests rather than MPs who vote for the party line
    Thank you! For disadvantages, would you include these points:

    1. low turnout at referendums than elections
    2. political parties needed in mass societies
    (what else? D: )
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    Anyone got a decent definition of "liberal democracy" ?
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Thank you! For disadvantages, would you include these points:

    1. low turnout at referendums than elections
    2. political parties needed in mass societies
    (what else? D: )
    Media influence, referendums -> voters' fatigue
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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    It varies. This politics is the old syllabus, so it's modular. These will count towards our A2 and we can resit these next year (same for anyone who does maths, R.S etc.). Some subjects are 'modern' and have been linearised, if your subject has had this happen, the AS exam you've sat this summer will NOT count towards your A2, and similarly it means you can't resit your AS exam since it's a stand alone qualification. hope this clears it up
    Ahh okay I see thank you😁well in that sense we're lucky before they linear-ise it, hopefully we all do well so that we don't have to retake it next year or that will be a pain in the ass trying to revise for both years at once


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    Political parties:
    Accountable to the people
    Party manifesto
    Range of policies and ideas
    Must play by the rules in fear of not receiving votes from the people

    Pressure groups:
    Focus on one single issue
    Can be accountable to a range of people or one section of society (depends on if they are sectional or promotional)
    Do not have to play by the rules

    BLURRING:
    PG's put members up for election
    Pg's work closely with political parties, (usually to get access to govt/ become an insider group)
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Thank you! For disadvantages, would you include these points:

    1. low turnout at referendums than elections
    2. political parties needed in mass societies
    (what else? D: )
    Low turnout, conflicts with Parliamentary sovereignty, general public generally don't know as much as politicians
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    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    How would you answer this question, 'Have Pressure Groups replaced political parties as the main vehicle for political participation?'
    yes:
    PG's have much more membership numbers than Parties do (RSPB has x2 levels of membership than lib dems+lab+tory combined)

    pressure groups have increased influence over government policies such as BMA and junior doctors and the no campaign in scotland with another Pg (can't remember name)

    no:

    cheque book participation; nus

    parties still have final say in policy; student loans and iraq war
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    (Original post by Pato1)
    yes:
    PG's have much more membership numbers than Parties do (RSPB has x2 levels of membership than lib dems+lab+tory combined)

    pressure groups have increased influence over government policies such as BMA and junior doctors and the no campaign in scotland with another Pg (can't remember name)

    no:

    cheque book participation; nus

    parties still have final say in policy; student loans and iraq war
    Thank you
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    Anyone got figures on the current social composition of HoC and HoL? % of women MPs, etc?
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    'To what extent does the UK conform to the principles of liberal democracy'

    yes:
    free and fair elections
    tolerance for religions/cultures
    mandate given to gov's to govern
    universal adult suffrage
    devolved powers
    gov. is accountable to parliament
    large number of parties + PG's

    no:
    -FPTP unfair
    unelected head of state who has royal assent
    weak seperation of powers
    no codified constitution unlike other liberal democracies (USA)
    the PM has the royal prerogative powers
    influence of elitists, such as insider groups like CBI
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    (Original post by jxssamy)
    Anyone got figures on the current social composition of HoC and HoL? % of women MPs, etc?
    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...ic-mps-commons
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    To what extent do pressure groups promote politicalparticipation in the UK?

    can anyone help me with this please. id much rather have how democratic/pluralist democracy come up. the points in the mark scheme arent that good
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    How are you guys revising?
    Really bad i need major jelp for tommorow pr im gonna get a U
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    Not sure if this has been posted earlier but too far back (sorry) but what are disadvantages of STV? The mark scheme says uneven proportionality and problematic infighting due to wanting popularity in large multi-member constituencies but I have no examples of this. If anyone could help be appreciated
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    (Original post by Pato1)
    I hope you realise it will NEVER fall to that low ever again lol.
    Oh I understand that, to be honest though i'm not really relying on the boundaries being too low, i've got in the 70s on all the mocks we've done.
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    (Original post by IFExposure)
    gtfo neckbeard
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    Ok, so- I dunno about anyone else, but I feel like my direct democracy points are soooooo vague-

    1. genuine democracy- e.g. referendums.
    2. personal development
    3. legitimate government

    Anyone have any more advantages?

    I have a feeling this will come up

    If you are talking about why direct democracy should be used you could say it can settle major party splits. As seen by the EEC referendum brought in 1975, which the Labour party brought about to try and unite the party and give the public the final say. Also that's the main reason the 2016 EU referendum is being held.
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    Guys such a question will most surely appear:

    "To what extent has the Labour Party returned to its socialist roots ?"

    My teacher on his blog states how to answer this:

    http://desouzasdigest.com/politics-i...ocialist-roots

    Also maybe expect like a question on "Is there really a difference between Labour and COnservative" where u may be required to talk about Corbyn s labour to hit KIC (Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, COmmunication skills) it! :

    http://desouzasdigest.com/politics-i...lly-difference

    Good luck to everyone and all the best !!! I'm sure you can all do it
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    (Original post by 1998cafc)
    Anyone got a decent definition of "liberal democracy" ?
    Libiral democracy is a type of democracy that combines libiral aspects\veiws within democracy. These includes elements such as having free fair elections (all UK citizens have the right to vote and stand for office , and the protection of rights such as human rights. Hope this helps?
 
 
 
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