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An ideology which holds individual liberty as its paramount value, and argues that the state, being a contract between citizens and their government must preserve the rights of the individual through the rule of law, equality of opportunity and tolerance amongst its members
a system of government by the whole population or elected representatives
Supreme power of lawmaking within territory
the theory or practice of regional rather than central systems of administration or economic, cultural or political affiliation
State Power (Marxist)
belief that power of state is illusionary; real power exists in economic realm
oppressive rule by a small group of people
individuals paramount, growing belief in science, development of market and the idea of progress
The doctrine that actions are right or useful if for the benefit of the majority
Charismatic Authority
Rule based on exceptional qualities of person
1st Wave Feminism
focused on gaining the vote for women
Collective Responsibility of Cabinet
Cabinet must publicly support all decisions made by cabinet, or resign
Unitary system
concentration of power (no division among states, provinces or territories)
the process of returning refugees or soldiers to their homes, most notably after a war
Theory of knowledge emphasizing the role of experience, especially sensory perception, in the formation of ideas
Traditional Authority
rule by virtue of inherited right
Federal system
division of powers from counties and provinces/states/territories
State Power (Liberal)
belief that power of state is dangerous: to be kept in check by rights of citizens and constitution
a sovereign head of state, with intentions for the common good
having the power to make laws
a system of government in which the most important decisions are made by state officials rather than elected representatives
of, by, or appropriate to a court or judge
Rational Legal Authority
rule by virtue of holding office
cruel or oppressive government or rule
Politics (Standard)
The Art and Science of governing
The social and economic process through which the borders of geography, national politics and culture are overcome by global flows of capital, technology, investment and trade at a highly accelerated rate
the apparatus of government, consisting of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government and all institutions to which they delegate power
Politics (Post-Modern)
The construction of and resistance to power in society as a whole
Ministerial responsibility
if waste, corruption, or any other misbehaviour is found to have occurred within a ministry, the minister is responsible even if the minister had no knowledge of the actions
an ideology which believes that capitalism, as an economic system creating poverty, alienation and equality for the vast majority of people, must be replaced or modified by a more egalitarian economic system which would include common ownership of production, free education, healthcare and social services
persuasion of an unwilling person to do something by using force or threats
3rd Wave Feminism
focused on recognizing our differences
Ability to do something; ability to convince others to do something; ability to force others to do something
the legitimate exercise of power
rule by a large group of people, with interest in common good
a body of voters in a specified body who elect a representative to a legislative body
Empirical method - hypothesis tested with data
having the power to put plans, actions or laws into effect
Groups at heart of state - State is seen as neutral mediator between different groups
2nd Wave Feminism
focused on gaining equality for women
State Power (Conservative)
belief that power is necessary to maintain order in anarchic world
State can be reduced to its institutions/constitution
Heterogeneous population within a nation state
the belief that there is no single objective truth but many relative "truths"
An ideology which brings together a belief in fiscal conservatism, that is a return to classical liberalism (increase the free market, decrease the size of government), with a social conservatism, that is a call to return to traditional notions of social and political morality, with state as moral authoritarian figure
Post-Modern Challenge
belief that power is not a capacity to be held but a force that circulates, what can be a creative force and which extends beyond the state
assumes an ongoing transformation of individuals and society which liberates them gradually from the stress of basic acquisitive or materialistic needs
the government of a state by a small group of its best citizens, intending to rule for the common good

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