AP Comparative Gov't quiz #1
Chapter 1 Terms
Terms in this set (26)
territory with set borders and common government, governmental institutions and laws
People under one identity who usually share the same language, culture, and religion
divisions that impact policy making. Social Class, Ethnic, Religious, Regional. Can be coinciding or cross-cutting.
A system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls the means of production. Government controls everything.
(aka free enterprise) an economic system in which individuals own and operate the majority of businesses that provide goods and services. Competition, supply, and demand determine which goods and services are produced, how they are produced, and how they are distributed. (US, Canada, Japan, and Australia)
A government in which one leader or group of people holds absolute power. A dictatorship.
a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
National Assembly that considers and enacts laws. When capitalized, Britain's legislature, now usually meaning the house of Commons. Prime Minister is the HEAD. Main form of government.
Elected head of state of government/state, overlooks all obligations, but not necessarily maintains all the power
Head of State
President, The executive role that symbolizes and represents the people both nationally and internationally.
Head of Government
The executive role that deals with the everyday tasks of running the state, such as formulating and executing policy. PRIME MINISTER
The ultimate government authority in a country
The right to vote
Government incapable of exercising minimal control of its people
The organization of a country's institutions
Inflexible, a grand plan on how to save or improve a country
Accepting a theory as a reality
Reducing the role of religion in government and society
Gross Domestic Product - value of all goods and services produced by a nation
people accept the right of a government to rule
being flexible, basing one's actions on what works
where two or more parties share power and create an alliance to run government
a legislature containing of two chambers
showing that one example is a poor model for another
a politician who manipulates people by making impossible promises EX: Hitler
An organization of people sharing a common interest or goal that seeks to influence the making of public policy