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all of the many goals that a gov't pursues in all of the many areas of human affairs in which it is involved
the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle disputes that arise within the society
the body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of a gov't
a body of people living in a defined territory who have a gov't with the power to make and enforce law without the consent of any higher authority
having supreme power within its own territory; neither subordinate nor responsible to any other authority
a form of gov't in which the power to rule is held by a small, usually self-appointed elite
a form of gov't in which powers are divided between a central gov't and several local gov'ts
division of powers
basic principles of federalism; the constitutional provisions by which governmental powers are divided on a geographic basis
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