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Political Science (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 14) by H. Victor Wiseman

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British Government

Michael Rush

IN HIS INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER PROFESSOR WISEMAN HAS stated that, ‘it is essential to know the basic facts about the constitutional arrangements and institutions of one’s own country’.1 Certainly it is desirable that a citizen of any state should know something about the government, in the widest sense of that term, of the country in which he lives, especially in those countries where he is, from time to time, called upon to express his confidence or lack of it in his elected representatives. In other words, in the minimal political role of elector the individual should at least know that he has the right to cast a vote and it is desirable that he should have sufficient knowledge to cast his vote in a rational manner. ...

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