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27 terms

Unit 2- Great Britain, EU, Mexico

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Conservative
The right-wing political party of Britain that has dominated control for most of its history
euroskeptiks
People opposed to the EU's power
Liberal Democrats
The opposing third party of Great Britain (currently in a coalition with the party in power)
tecnicos
Mexican men educated in business and economics
3 line whip
Statements to Members of Parliament that they must vote according to the party's wishes on important parliamentary votes
collective responsibility
The doctrine that all cabinet members must agree with all decisions
gradualism
the belief that change should occur slowly or incrementally
collective consensus
cross-party British support for the welfare state (social programs) that lasted until the late 1970's- "The Golden Era"
Shadow Cabinet
In systems like Britain's, the official leadership of the opposition
Maastricht Treaty
Created the EU and EMU; signed in 1992
Beveridge Report
Published in the 1940's set the stage for the British welfare state- social insurance program
Devolution
The process of decentralizing power from national governments that stops short of federalism
Plaid Cymru
The minor UK party wanting to preserve the Welsh language
Noblesse Oblige
The elitist feeling in UK that the upper class will take care of the lower class
PRD
The left of center party in Mexico that proved to be a strong challenger in the 2006 presidential elections; originally followers of C. Cardenas
Acquis Commutaire
The body of laws and regulations new members of the EU must accept before gaining admission
Three pillars
Informal term denoting the main areas in which the EU has worked since the Maastricht Treaty (ex. Security, justice, trade)
Sexeno
the 6 year term of the Mexican President
Manifesto
party platforms in the UK
Maquilladora
Foreign-owned assembly plants that operated in tax-free zones along the northern border
Neoliberalism
A strategy for economic development that calls for free markets, balanced budgets, privatization, free trade, and minimal government intervention in the economy
NAFTA
Trade legislation between Mexico, Canada, and US to reduce tariffs among the countries and provide investor protections for foreign investors
Treaty of Lisbon
Considered the Constitution of the EU as it consolidated the previous treaties. This gave more power to the EU Parliament and created a permanent president position
mestizo
Mexicans of mixed origins
solidarity
The concept that refers to living in old neighborhoods and working old jobs for the good of all rather than pursuing personal interests. Concept applies to EU member states working for best interest of all
Camarilla
Relations in which people network through the mutual exchange of benefits and obligations IN MEXICO
electoral alchemy
The way Mexican governments have used fraud to rig elections