Revision Citizenship Paper 1

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CitizensOne of the most important parts of the British constitution - in referendums they decide the vote in general elections they can undermine MP's through votingThe judiciaryThe senior judges - in UK its separate to the government and members are 'politically impartial'. Form a part in 'separation of powers'The policeThey are unarmed; prevent crime, enforce the law, arrest suspects and gather evidence. Regional forces are unarmed.The civil servicePeople employed by government to carry out the policies of government and advise them.Civil service core principlesImpartiality, Anonymity, PermanenceDevolvedThe transfer of power from a greater body to a lesser bodyDevolved governmentThe name given to bodies created under the policy of devolutionDevolved powersDecision in the UK parliament controlled in the past, now handed over to devolved bodies.Reserved powersThe power the UK parliament still control on behalf of all the parts of the UKVoter turnoutThe percentage of voters who actually vote against the total number who are registered to voteVoter apathyThe lack of interest in citizens in participating in elections.Elections commissiongovernment established body that monitors and oversees all UK elections and referendumsBudgetAn annual statement made by the chancellor of the exchequer to the house of commons about the taxation and spending policy for the forthcoming yearNationalisedWhere the state owns and runs a part of the economy.Real government spendingthe change in the amount a government spends after taking account of inflationCommand economyA national economy where all elements of the economic system are controlled by the governmentMarket economyA National economy where all elements of the economic system are controlled by the governmentMixed economyA national economy that has elements run and owned by the state and others run by the private sector