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Mercyb AP Comparative Unit 1 Britain and Supranational Governments
Terms in this set (27)
international organization comprised of Western European countries to promote free trade among members
The World Trade Organization - an international body that enforces agreements that reduce barriers to international trade; successor to the GATT
a United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments
an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
An agreement between the US and Latin America
A group attempting to create African unity and develop a strong African identity
a group of countries that acts as a single market, without trade barriers between member countries
government in which voters elect representatives to a lawmaking body which chooses a prime minister to head the government
a person who works for the government
a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
british political party founded in 1900 with the help of trade unions to represent the interests of the urban working class
Britain's most important right-of-center party, in power more often than not for two centuries.
Liberal Democratic Party
Britain's "third" party and the closest one to a "left" currently in Parliament
House of Commons
The more powerful legislative arm of the British Parliament; made up of popularly elected members from each district of Great Britain
House of Lords
Members have inherited titles or been given them by the queen. Has little power
First past the Post
Electoral system based on single-member districts in which the candidate who receives the most votes wins.
a government controlled by a temporary alliance of several political parties
British prime minister since 1997 and architect of "New Labour". Favored low taxes, tightly controlled social spending, and closer ties to Europe.
an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Quasi-nongovernmental organization. These organizations have considerable amount of influence over policy making in health care, education and housing.
the economic policy of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which limited social welfare and restricted union power
A system in which the government takes responsibility for its citizen's social and economic needs.
Parliament is supreme in all matters; key example is the United Kingdom
A system of government, as in Britain, in which the cabinet (rather than the PM) excecises responsibility for formulating policy and directing both the government and the executive branch.
the leader of the executive branch of a parliamentary government
the British civil service, a wide street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament, Main British government offices
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