By Geoffrey K. Roberts
An ideal better half to ecu Politics this day, written by way of a similar authors, this booklet provides prior occasions, fashionable personalities, vital dates, organisations, and electoral details in an obtainable, easy-to-read layout. it really is break up into 5 sections for ease of use: a dictionary of vital political occasions, a chronology of significant occasions in Europe when you consider that 1945, a biographical dictionary, a dictionary of political companies, and electoral info. as well as being a complete reference software, this booklet will supply a valid old history to the improvement of Western ecu politics. in regards to the AuthorGeoffrey okay. Roberts is Part-Time Lecturer within the division of Politics, college of Manchester. Patricia Hogwood is Lecturer in Politics, college of Glasgow. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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The FPTP system does have advantages of simplicity and transparency, and enables elected representatives to develop close links with their constituencies. [See also: Additional Member System] First-past-the-post system (FPTP) floating voter floating voter election, sometimes switching from one party to another at successive elections. It is generally accepted that over the past two decades the proportion of floating voters has increased (even if in fact some do vote for the same party as at the previous election).
A decision was therefore made by the two Alliance parties to merge into a single party. Though Owen and a small number of SDP politicians remained outside this merged party (as did a small number of Liberals), the merger, supported by membership ballots following decisions by each party’s delegate conference, took place in early 1988. Owen and his small group of supporters continued as an independent political force for two years, but with no success. Gang of Four GCHQ case Gastarbeiter A German term (meaning ‘guest-worker’) which refers to the foreign employees brought to the Federal Republic of Germany, originally on the basis of a short period of residence, to be followed by a return to the home country and the entry of replacement workers on a kind of rotation system.
Steps towards EMU took place in three stages. Stage one (1 July 1990–31 December 1993) concerned the free movement of capital between member states, closer co-ordination of economic policies and closer co-operation between national central banks. Stage two (1 January 1994–31 December 1998) involved the convergence of the economic and monetary policies of the member states. Stage three (from 1 January 1999) required the establishment of the European Central Bank, the fixing of exchange rates and the introduction of a single currency.