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Flashcards - Various Government Structures

Flashcards - Various Government Structures
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theocracy
Theocracy or ecclesiocracy is a form of government in which a deity is the source from which all authority derives
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bicameral
A bicameral legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses
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Power
Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz
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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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oligarchy
Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people
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oligarchy
Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people
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
Power
Power is an American crime drama television series airing on Starz
bicameral
A bicameral legislature is one in which the legislators are divided into two separate assemblies, chambers or houses
theocracy
Theocracy or ecclesiocracy is a form of government in which a deity is the source from which all authority derives
Authoritarianism
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms
The Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives
The Parliament
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government
proportional representation
Proportional representation characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body
two-party system
A two-party system is a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government
The pluralist model
Classical pluralism is the view that politics and decision making are located mostly in the framework of government, but that many non-governmental groups use their resources to exert influence

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