Principles of Government
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The institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies
A document which spells out the principles by which a government runs and the fundamental laws that govern a society
A choice that government makes in response to a political issue. A policy is a course of action taken with regard to some problem.
An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government with control over its internal and foreign affairs.
a supreme ruler, especially a monarch.
(n) a lack of government and law; confusion
(n.) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
Maintaining peace within the nation
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
A system of government in which the power to rule is in the hands of a single individual
A government ruled by a king or queen
A political system in which one person or party exercises absolute political control over the population.
A government ruled by a few powerful people
A centralized government in which all government powers belong to a single, central agency.
A form of government in which powers are divided between a central government and several local governments.
Division of Powers
basic principle of federalism; the constitutional provisions by which governmental powers are divided on a geographic basis
A joining of several groups for a common purpose.
a form of government in which the executive and legislative branches of the government are separate, independent, and coequal
A form of government in which the executive branch is made up of the prime minister, or premier, and that official's cabinet