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Government Glossary 6
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A view that arose in the early modern era in Europe; it argues for the value of the individual, the necessity for freedom, the importance of rationalism, and the value of the free market.
and-present danger - A limit on free speech stipulating that speech that constitutes a "clear and present danger" can be banned.
A primary in which the voter must belong to the party in which he or she participates.
A rule on a bill, issued by the House Rules Committee, which limits or bans amendments during floor debate.
A motion to end debate in the Senate, it must be approved by sixty votes.
A policy used in some states with strong social democratic parties that forces large corporations to have substantial representation from the workers on the board of directors
An economy where all decisions are made by the government.
A clause in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution that grants Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce.
carrier role - The media's role as an intermediary between the people and the government.
A system of law, originally from England, in which previous decisions guide judges in interpreting the law.
An extreme form of socialism that advocates violent revolution to create a socialist state.
An academic discipline that compares states in order to understand how they work.
Powers exercised simultaneously by the states and the federal government.
An opinion issued by a judge who votes with the winning side but disagrees with the majority or plurality opinion.
A loose relationship among a number of smaller political units.
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