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Apex Gov 1.2.2
Terms in this set (23)
Total lack of government.
A government controlled by an individual or small group with absolute political power. There are no restrictions on the ruler or rulers' power.
In government, power that is recognized as legitimate.
A system of government in which one person - generally a dictator- holds all of the power.
A person who owes loyalty to and is protected by a country. Citizens of a country have certain rights and responsibilities.
A type of government in which independent states join together, forming a central government with only limited powers over the states.
The set of rules that define and organize a government.
A government whose powers are limited by a written document- a constitution.
A system of government in which the people rule, usually by voting.
A system of government in which all of the power is held by one person or a small group of people.
A type of government in which power is divided between a central government and smaller, more localized governments.
A system of government in which political power is inherited and control over the state is given to one individual.
An independent state inhabited primarily by a group of people who share culture and language.
A system of government in which a small group of people hold all of the power.
A type of government in which the executive branch is composed of members from the legislative branch.
In government, control over the actions of others.
A type of government in which the legislative branch and the executive branch are separate and provide checks and balances on each other's powers.
Government plans or actions that attempt to solve a society's problems.
Rule of Law
The acceptance of the legitimacy of the law and general obedience to the law.
Separation of Powers
The division of power between multiple parts of a government. For example, the U.S. federal government has a separation of powers between the executive, judicial, and legislative branches.
The power of a nation-state to determine its form of government.
An authoritarian government that seeks to control all aspects of society.
A type of government in which power is centralized in one location.
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