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Socal Contract Theory
States that the first goverments formed as a result of people agreeing among themselves to summit to the authority of a state
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
a government that divides the powers of government between the national government and state or provincial governments
A system consisting of a league of independent states, each having essentially sovereign powers. The central government created by such a league has only limited powers over the states.
a system of government in which the legislative and executive branches operate independently of each other
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