In My first elections: public sector and systems of government Carol is now 18 years old and has the right to vote.
Accompanied by Nico, she?ll become informed, reflect and, if she decides to vote, will do so freely, without being manipulated or pressured by anything or anyone: she doesn?t want to be a zombie.
Together they?ll help you recall the origins of Parliament and the French Revolution, discovering what is meant by the separation of powers, monarchy, democracy and political ideologies.
You?ll find out how a government raises money and how it is used, as well as its responsibilities and those of citizens.
Through simple explanations, examples, interesting facts, comic strips and some fabulous illustrations, you?ll understand the meaning of terms like GDP, per capita income, universal suffrage or rating agency. So that you too can be free to make your decisions.