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Politics of Canada
Social Studies 30-1 Unit 3
Are the Principles of Liberalism Viable? Chap. 9,10,11,12
Terms in this set (27)
Party members must vote with the party by representing the will of the constituents
The Will of the People
Governing system which encourages citizen's participation
Requires every citizen to gather into a small space to discuss issues- referendums and plebiscites
Citizens elect governing officials to make decisions on their behalf
Accountability of the Government
To maintain the will of the people- periodic elections, multiple parties, rule of law, separation of powers, independent judiciary, and independent media
Candidates pass a certain point in the race with the highest number of votes
Country where the people are sovereign and there is no king or queen
Citizens vote directly for a party, votes are directly related to the number of seats obtained
Consensus Decision Making
The group shares ideas, solutions, and concerns to find a resolution that all members of the group agree with
A form of government that vests authority in an elite group that may or may not rule in the interests of the people
Form of government which political power resits with a small elite segment of society, often families
System where only one political party forms the government
Government in which the political power resides with the military (coup d'etat)
Techniques of Authoritarian Gov't: Vision
What the country could be like
Techniques of Authoritarian Gov't: Propaganda
Spreading of bias or ill-informed information to support a certain political perspective
Techniques of Authoritarian Gov't: Controlled Participation
Make citizens feel like they are participating through fake rallies and elections
Belief that modernism and Classical Liberalism are mere constructions of lies
-Skeptical about progress in society
-We are unaware of our social biases
-Marginalized minorities have been left out of the dominant social structure
Belief system outside of the mainstream political spectrum, that promotes actions that are morally unacceptable
Giving non-Aboriginal rights to First Nations to entice them to give up their official Indian status & become part of Euro-Canadian society.
Passed in 1867. Dealing w/ the governance of reserves & the rights & benefits of registered individuals. Defined what First Nations could and could not do. Gave a definition of who First Nations was. Used to control their behavior & destroy their cultural traditions.
Trudeau was involved. An official government document that outlines that governments policies. In 1969, Trudeau issued a controversial White Paper that proposed to abolish treaties, the department of Indian Affairs & everything else that had kept the First Nations & Inuit people distinct from the people of Canada.
The name given to the Nation Indian Brotherhoods "citizens plus" which outlined their objections to the policy changes recommended in Trudeau's White Paper. Then the federal government withdrew the white paper & moved onto other concerns putting First Nations issues aside.
Ideologies opposed to the values, beliefs & principles of liberalism, usually refers to undemocratic actions but may be found in democratic countries during times of crisis.
Consumer spending, a preoccupation w/ consumer goods & their acquisition; a set of values focused on the acquisition & display of things in order to denote status.
Elite theories of democracy
Great leaders should not be restrained by public opinion.
Anti Terrorism Act
A set of laws passed in December 2001, in response to the 9 11 attacks. It gave the Canadian government special powers, such as surveillance & detention, for dealing with people carrying out activities thought to be associated with terrorism. Some of the acts measures, such as that of preventative arrest, expired in March 2007.
American Bill of Rights
The first amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Ratified by the original 13 stats by 1791, it is based primarily on John Locke's concept of natural rights for all individuals, including life, liberty, & the protection of property.
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