Class X, Democratic Politics - II (Political Science)
Chapter 1, POWER SHARING
NCERT solutions of Chapter Intext-Questions - CBSE Notes & Sample Questions
Q.1: What’s a wrong if the majority community rule? If Sinhalas don’t rule in Srilanka, where else will they rule?
Q.2: Annette studies in a Dutch medium school in the northern region of Belgium. Many French-speaking students in her school want the medium of instruction to be French. Selvi studies in a school in the northern region of Srilanka. All the students in her school are Tamil speaking and they want the medium of instruction to be Tamil.
If the parents of Annette and Selvi were to approach respective governments to realize the desire of the child who is more likely to succeed? And why?
Q.3: In my school, the class monitors changes every month. Is that what you call a power sharing arrangement?
Q.4: Here are some examples of power sharing. Which of the four types of power sharing do these represent? Who is sharing power with whom?
(a) The Bombay High Court ordered the Maharashtra state government to immediately take action and improve living conditions for the 2000-odd children at seven children’s homes in Mumbai.
(b) The government of Ontario State in Canada has agreed to a land claim settlement with the aboriginal community. The minister responsible for Native Affairs announced that the government will work with aboriginal people in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.
(c) Russia’s two influential political parties, the Union of Right Forces (SPS) and the liberal Yabloko movement agreed to unite their organizations into a strong right wing coalition .They propose to have common list of candidates in the next parliamentary elections.
(d) The finance ministers of various states in Nigeria got together and demanded that the federal government should declare its sources of income. They also wanted to know the formula by which the revenue is distributed to various state governments.
Q.5: When was there a conflict between the Dutch and the French speaking people in Belgium? What was the reason behind it?
Q.6: What policies were adopted by the newly elected government of Sri Lanka after independence?
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