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Flashcards - Systems of Government

Flashcards - Systems of Government
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totalitarian
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible
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authoritarian
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms
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polis
Polis , plural poleis literally means city in Greek
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representative democracy
Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
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direct democracy
Direct Democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide policy initiatives directly
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direct democracy
Direct Democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide policy initiatives directly
representative democracy
Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
polis
Polis , plural poleis literally means city in Greek
authoritarian
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms
totalitarian
Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible
Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
judicial branch
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state
legislative branch
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
limited government
Limited government is a concept in political philosophy in which governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution
referendums
A referendum is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to vote on a particular proposal
xenophobia
Xenophobia is the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange

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