Unit One (Government) - Types and Forms Of Governments
Unit One Government Review - Types and Forms of Government
Terms in this set (16)
A form of government in which those in power hold absolute and unchangeable authority over the people; all dictatorships are authoritarian.
The absence of government; lawlessness; in some cases political disorder.
A government in which the powers of government are limited in practice by a written or unwritten constitution, which they must obey.
A monarch that has shared governmental powers with elected legislatures or serves mainly as ceremonial leader of a country.
A form of government in which the authority rests with the people, either directly or indirectly.
A form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority.
A form of government in which powers are divided between a central government and several local governments.
A form of government in which a ruler such as a king or a queen heads the country.
A form of government in which small, usually self-appointed elite, holds the power to rule.
A form of government in which that gives governmental authority to a legislature or parliament, which in turn selects the executive from among its own members.
A form of government in which the executive and legislative branches are separate and independent, and equal.
System of government in which public policies are made by officials selected by the voters and held accountable in periodic elections.
A centralized system in which all powers of government belong to a single central agency.
the smaller state or local governments have the majority of the power, NOT the central government
A type of government in which the people choose representatives to vote and make laws for them.
A type of government in which the people directly vote on laws for themselves it usually moves slower than a representative democracy