Britain : The Greatest Challenge Facing Democracy

1865 WordsMay 3, 20178 Pages
Introduction: The greatest challenge facing democracy in Britain is the generating force of social cleavages. For many British people, mainly in the older population, the ability to be able to decide on what’s great for Britain without having an outside force making their policies. With that, the British people, again mainly the older population, feel they are being driven out of their country with the ever-growing minority population. The older generations of Britain have stated that they want to be in control of how Britain decided on its own policies, wanting policies to be made by Britain with British values and goals. Wanting to have the control of policy making, borders, immigration and economic prospects have created a division…show more content…
Government institutions are an established foundation(s) that can be dedicated to education, public service or culture. These foundations can be influential within a community such as a college or university. Imposed institutions are political systems established from the outside; including countries such as Japan and Germany after WWII and Iraq after the Iraqi war (Kennedy lecture, 01/23/17). The last type of inherited institution, known as previous institutions, are related to the existing, or non-existent, institutions at the time of transformation that include totalitarian or authoritarian regimes (Kennedy lecture, 01/23/17). Social cleavages can be described as divisions within a society. These divisions can be found within religious lines, ethnic ties, geography or land, linguistic or class, and these divisions can be a result of a mixture of the specified topics (Kennedy lecture, 01/25/17). Political parties, or political and social organization, are a way of expressing groups involved in division within a society. However, statistical divisions and the existence of social cleavages are not enough to cause an agitation within a community or nation (Kennedy lecture, 01/25/17). The last topic, that can create political development, is political culture. Political culture are the attitudes and beliefs that can influence political performance within a country (Kennedy lecture, 01/25/17). It can be described as a pattern of values, shared within a
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