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government
institution through which a society makes and enforces it public policies
public policies
all those things governmnet decides to do
state
body of people, living in defined territory, organized pollitically, under government with power to enforce law without consent
sovereignty
ultimite authority within your territory
dictatorship
those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people
authoritarian
gov. hold absolute and unchallenged authority over people
totalitarian
gov control every aspect of your life
democracy
supreme political authority rests with people
direct democracy
will of people translated into public policy directly by the people
indirect / representative democracy
sm group of people, chosen by the people, express popular will
compromise
blending / adjusting to find a position most acceptable to largest number of people
anarchy
absence of gov