Home | Elections | CE Today | Education | Knowledge | Store | About
Connect with us on Facebook Connect with us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn Connect with us on YouTube Connect with us on RSS
Education Centre
Primary | Secondary | Teachers | Voter Educaton
 Updated: View Site Map Site Map
CXC CSEC Social Studies Syllabus Connections

INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY: SOCIAL GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS

Government as an Institution:

Concept of government - democracy, adult suffrage, factors that influence people to vote or not to vote.

Types of government systems - crown colony, constitutional monarchy, republicanism.

Structure of government - unicameral, bicameral, the composition of parliament.

  - Legislature - making laws, how laws are made.

  - Executive
      - making policy
      - Cabinet responsibility for administration
      - Ministers of government.

  - Functions of Governments
      - raise revenue through direct and indirect taxation;
      - provide social services welfare, education, health; public utilities;
      - manage the finances of the country (budgeting);
      - maintain law and order; create employment opportunities;
      - maintain international relations;
      - defend the nation-state.

   - Judiciary - interpreting the law; administering the law - law courts.

Types of electoral systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean

  - proportional representation

  - first past the post/simple majority.

Source: Caribbean Examinations Council. 2000.

 TOPICS
 Democracy and Citizenship
 Democracy
 Citizenship
 Understanding Government
 Heads of Government
 The Electoral Process and Politics
 Democratic Electoral Systems
 Caribbean Electoral Systems
 Politics: The Basics
 Caribbean Political Parties
 Women in Politics
 Independence and Regional Integration
 West Indies Federation
 Independence in the Caribbean
 Caribbean Free Trade Area
 Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
 CARICOM Single Market and Economy
 Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
 GENERAL RESOURCES
 Books on Caribbean Politics
 Glossary of Election Terms
 CE TODAY HEADLINES
 
 CONNECT WITH US
Connect with us on Facebook Connect with us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn Connect with us on YouTube Connect with us on RSS
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Connect with us on Facebook RECENT FACEBOOK ACTIVITY
Connect with us on Twitter RECENT TWITTER ACTIVITY
 ABOUT CARIBBEAN ELECTIONS
Caribbean Elections

Caribbean Elections provides comprehensive information on the electoral process, politics, and citizenship in the Caribbean. This portal includes election data and resources for the public, students, and researchers. Learn more »

Caribbean Elections
Caribbean Elections
Visit KnowledgeWalk Institute © 2008-2014 KnowledgeWalk Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use  | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us