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formerly the Tory party, Britain's most important right-of-center party and one of the two major parties in the British party system
individualist theory of government
theory that government's role is to represent individuals rather than organized group interests
insider pressure groups
interest groups that have values in harmony with every party and can negotiate
interest group theory of government
theory that government's role is to balance the demands of competing groups and classes in society
Irish Republican Army
a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in a push for independence
Britain's leading democratic socialist party and one of the two major parties in the British party system
Liberal Democratic Party
Britain's "third" party and the closest one to a "left" currently in Parliament
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (situated across the Irish Sea)
outsider pressure groups
interest groups that do not have values in harmony with the governing party and, therefore, cannot negotiate but turn to the media
the legislative body of the United Kingdom, consisting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organizations, such as advisory committees or administrative tribunals
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (situated north of England)
the belief that the same standards of public policy ought to apply everywhere in the country
a jumble of acts of Parliament, judicial pronouncements, customs, and conventions that determine the decision rules of politics in Britain
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (situated west of England)
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