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Sept 22 and 24 POLI 316 001
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Sept22 Lecture Nine British Politics 1 British Party System 1 Responsible Party Govt 2 Party is the center of Politics 1 more so than the individual that is the head of the party 2 This is the case for all parliamentary system 2 The Executive Government 1 PM plus the Cabinet is the government 2 Shadow Government 1 opposition party the leader and the key figures that would be the cabinet 3 Head of State and Chief of State 1 Head of State represents the people Crown 2 Chief of State Prime Minster 4 Cabinet Advisors plus heads of depts 3 Legislature Judiciary Parliament 1 Upper House House of Lords some famous people sometimes 1 they review and delay legislation 2 Lower House House of Commons 1 more power here 3 No confidence vote vote of no confidence 1 in the house of commons the party has the power to call a no confidence vote 2 done to discipline the government 3 New election so they can elect a new prime minister 4 PM can call early elections 1 5 year terms normally no limits 5 Speaker of The House 6 iron lady Margaret thatcher 4 Future Trends 1 what is the fate of the crown and house of lords 1 always a movement to oust the royalty 2 economic reform 1 English industry has become the loser since WW2 2 heavily in debt 3 London is still the center of the world in banking 4 Should britain join the EU 5 Immigration 6 Educa on Sept24 1 Britain and France 1 Differences 1 France is much more ideological than practical 2 France had more abrupt change and violent 1 no more kings and queens 2 france has had five different republics 3 Role of the intellectual is greater in politics and society in France 4 French exceptionalism 1 they believe they are the model of revolution 2 s Me 2 E nman es 1 relative stability over time since internal wars 1 model democracies 2 World Powers 2 Rise of France 1 9th 19th century they were the leading power of Europe 2 French Revolution 17891799 3 Ancient Regime 1 clergy and aristocracy then they turned into bourgeoisie 2 peasants then turned into the proletariat 4 Reign of Terror 1 Robes Pierre 2 Targeted clergyaristocratspeasants 1 peasants are resistant to change 5 Napoleon emerges afterwards and becomes Emperor 1 Napoleonic Wars 17991815 2 takes revolution to all of Europe 3 took idea of secularism and liberalism to Europe by warfare 4 succeeded most in Germany 1 would lead to the Confederation of the Rhine 5 created and promoted nationalism 6 secularism democracy 3 The French State 1 HBKMcmWngeandcompbx 2 very central lost of bureaucracy 3 Absolutism 1 aristocrats relied on the crown for protection 1 mostly from the Germans 2 Catholic Church allied itself with crown in response to Reformation 4 French lnteectuals 1 Enlightenment 1 Voltaire 2 Rousseau 3 to overcome the Dark Agesquot 4 intellectuals can reshape society 5 range from right to left comes from French Revolution 2 Romanticism response to Enlightenment 1 early 19th century 3 Existentialism postmodernism 1 20th century