A Glossary of UK Government and Politics (Poltics by Duncan Watts

By Duncan Watts

A thesaurus of united kingdom govt and Politics is a convenient reference consultant to the occasions, body of workers, regulations and associations appropriate to the govt and politics of the uk. It encompasses a sequence of authoritative definitions and causes and sharp vignettes of a few of the top characters who've graced the political scene in recent times. it truly is perfect for college kids who stumble upon references that are new to them and on which they wish or want to know extra. The entries are available and potential, but sufficiently informative, providing easy information and anything extra when it comes to interpretation and perception into easy arguments and present controversies.

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The Commissioners work according to certain principles that may prove difficult to reconcile: broadly equal electoral districts (they establish an electoral quota by dividing the total eligible electorate by the number of seats available, with the size of each constituency to be as near to the quota as is practicable); respect for local government boundaries (bearing in mind the quota, it is nonetheless desirable that constituency boundaries do not cut across local government boundaries, unless it is impossible to avoid this); and geographical conditions (including in particular the size, shape and accessibility of a constituency, which may render a departure from the previous two points desirable – in mountainous terrain in Scotland and Wales, where population is thinly scattered, the electorate may be significantly smaller in number than the quota would indicate).

Constitutional regime A regime that operates within the rule of law and ensures that there are effective restraints on those who exercise power, as laid out in the constitution. Constitutional regimes are associated with the provision of a generally democratic and humane political order.

He assumed a role of considerable behind-the-scenes influence, often directing civil servants who were used to taking instructions only from government ministers. He was viewed with suspicion, even hostility, by elements within the party, though few questioned his skill in the arts of news management. He became embroiled in controversy in the build-up to and aftermath of the Iraq war, being a central figure in the ‘dodgy dossier’ episode and then later being accused by Andrew Gilligan of having ‘sexed up’ the Government’s case for war in its earlier dossier.

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