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things government decides to do, example: taxation, crime control, national defense, education, etc.
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 government
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
having supreme power within its own territory; neither subordinate nor responsible to any other authority
a centralized government in which all government powers belong to a single central agency
The powers of government are divided between a central government and several local governments.
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
the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
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