Contemporary government of the uk

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Contemporary government of the uk

  1. 1. Contemporary Government of the UK<br />Revision 1: The executive and legislature<br />
  2. 2. The format of the exam<br />This is the same as unit 1!<br />There are two parts<br />Part A: this will cover the compulsory elements of the unit.<br />You must answer all the questions in this section<br />This will cover the executive and the legislature<br />Question 1 a and b will require you to reference sources.<br />Question 2 will be a 30 mark essay question.<br />Part B: This is where you have a choice.<br />There will be three questions.<br />You will answer the question on either the constitution or judiciary. <br />
  3. 3. The Executive<br />Concepts: power; authority; legitimacy; accountability; parliamentary government.<br />Executives: Definition; role and functions; powers. <br />The Prime Minister: Role; powers; limits; relationship with the cabinet.<br />The cabinet Role: membership; structure; collective <br />responsibility. <br />Ministers and civil service: Roles; ministerial responsibility; relationship between ministers and senior civil servants. <br />Key developments in the core executive <br />
  4. 4. Key Concepts <br />When answering questions of the executive you must be able to understand and use these key terms.<br />Post your definition to edmodo and then select the best ones to add to your own notes <br />Power:<br />Authority:<br />Legitimacy:<br />Accountability:<br />Parliamentary government:<br />
  5. 5. Functions of the Prime Minister<br />
  6. 6. Main Powers of the Prime Minister <br />
  7. 7. Sources of Prime Ministerial Power<br />
  8. 8. Limitations on Prime Ministerial Power<br />
  9. 9. Limitations on Prime Ministerial Power<br />
  10. 10. Prime Minister and Cabinet<br />Post to edmodo what factors you believe the PM takes into account when appointing this cabinet.<br />
  11. 11. On what basis does a Pm appoint their cabinet?<br />
  12. 12. On what basis does a PM appoint their cabinet?<br />
  13. 13. Developments in the role of PM<br />Using the information from page 150 onwards summarise key developments in the role of PM under each of their periods in office.<br />
  14. 14. The Functions of Cabinet/ Ministers<br />
  15. 15. What are the functions of cabinet?<br />
  16. 16. What are the main functions of cabinet ministers?<br />
  17. 17. Cabinet, Prime Ministerial, Presidential???<br />
  18. 18. What is cabinet government?<br />
  19. 19. What is prime ministerial government?<br />
  20. 20. What is prime ministerial government?<br />
  21. 21. What is presidential government?<br />
  22. 22. What is presidential government?<br />
  23. 23. Making the case<br />Under each of the headings in edmodo make the case for Britain having that particular system. Remember to give examples.<br />Add the best arguments to your notes<br />
  24. 24. How is the government held to account? Post the methods to edmodo<br />
  25. 25. How is the government held to account?<br />
  26. 26. Why might a Minister resign? Post the methods to edmodo.<br />
  27. 27. Why might a cabinet minister resign?<br />
  28. 28. Why might a cabinet minister resign?<br />
  29. 29. CMR<br />IMR<br />What are these? Post examples of each to edmodo.<br />
  30. 30. What is the civil service?<br />
  31. 31. What is the relationship between civil servants and ministers?<br />
  32. 32. What is the relationship between civil servants and ministers?<br />
  33. 33. The Legislature<br />Your guide to revision<br />
  34. 34. What you must understand…<br />Concepts: democracy; parliamentary sovereignty; accountability; representation; parliamentary government. <br />Legislatures: Definition; role and functions; powers. <br />The Commons and the Lords: Role; membership; legislative, scrutiny and representative functions. <br />The opposition and backbenchers: Role and powers. <br />Parties in parliament: Role of parties in parliament; whips and the whipping system. <br />The organisation of parliament Role of the Speaker; select and standing committees; debates; questions; role of the executive. <br />

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