(1) What is Politics

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A level People and Politics (Introducing politics and government ) Mind Map on (1) What is Politics, created by Marcus Danvers on 09/11/2013.

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Created by Marcus Danvers about 6 years ago
(7) How do Pressure Groups become more powerful
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(4) Functions of a pressure group
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(3) Main distinctions between parties and pressure groups
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(1) Political Ideologies
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(9) Has there been a decline in pressure groups?
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(3) Core features of the UK's democratic system
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(5) The functions of Pressure Groups continued
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(10) Do Pressure groups strength democracy
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(1) What is Politics
1 Politics is power
1.1 This definition includes an understanding of force – it is about the use of power.
2 Politics is compromise
2.1 Politics is an ethical activity concerned with creating a just society in which we can live together and prefer compromise to
2.2 The problem with this definition is that it does not deal with imposition
3 Politics is public affairs
3.1 All this suggests is that politics is broader than government i.e. it involves us all
3.2 Voting by citizens over 18 so they are participating in our political process
4 Politics is government
4.1 This definition concentrates on specific people, such as the Prime Minister, and institutions such as Parliament
4.2 The problem with this definition is that it limits politics to decision makers
5 What definition do we choose?
5.1 The first and second are about who makes the decision whereas the third and fourth are about how decisions are made.

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