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British Values

The values that are associated with living in modern-day Britain.

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Citizenship

A legal status conferred by a state union members of the state, indicating their membership of the state.

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Democracy

A political system based upon the concept of people having the power to decide. The word comes from the ancient Greek for people and power.

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Equality Act 2010

Brought together 116 pieces of legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law to protect individuals

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Individual Liberty

The concept that in a modern democracy people have the freedom to make their own choices and decisions.

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Multicultural Society

A society that comprises people for a range of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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Principles

A basic truth or idea that underpins a system of beliefs associated with a given society.

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The Rule of Law

A basic principle of democratic society that the law applies equally to all people.

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Tolerance

A concept based upon the idea that in a modern society people show understanding of others with differing views and opinions.

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Values

Standards of behaviour that are accepted by a society.

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Census

A government survey normally undertaken every ten years to gather information about life in the UK. Every household is expected to complete their census form.

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)

A government body that collects and provides background data.

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Group Identity

The identity associated with belonging to a group.

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Global Identity

The concept that some aspects of identity are now global in nature.

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Identity

The characteristics that determine who or what a person is.

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Multiple Identity

That a person can assume different identities at different time and in different situations.

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National Identitiy

An identity associated with being a citizen of a specific country.

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Nature vs. Nurture

A debate about whether a person's personality and identity are most affected by their biological background or by the way in which they are brought up.

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E-media

All forms of media related to the internet; e stands for electronic.

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Mass Media

The means of communicating to a large number of people at the same time: e.g. television, newspapers, the internet.

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Member of Parliament (MP)

A citizen elected to Parliament who serves as a Member of Parliament, normally as a member of a political party.

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New Media

All non-traditional forms of media.

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Ofcom

The Office of Communications: a government regulator for elements of the media industry.

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Social Media

The ways in which people interact with each other on the internet: for example, Twitter and Facebook.

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Traditional Media

Newsprint, radio, television, cinema.

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The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)

Was set up to handle complaints and conduct investigations into standards and compliance.

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Agencies

Organisations and bodies that are a part of a major institution: for example, the UN or EU.

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Closed Regional List System

A proportional voting system used in the UK for European Parliamentary elections.

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Commonwealth Charter

A document that lays down the principles associated with Commonwealth membership.

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Council of Europe

Was founded in 1949 and is an intergovernmental organisation whose aims are to promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law within its 47 member states. This body established the European Convention on Human Rights.