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the institution through which a society makes and enforces its pulic policies
public policy
all of the things the government decides to do; taxation, defence, education, crime, healthcare, transportation, environment
legislative power
the power to make law and to frame public policies
executive power
the power to execute, enforce, and administer law
judicial power
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
those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people; a single person or a small group
the power rests with a majority of the people; supreme authority rests with the people
a body of people, living in a defined territory, organized politically, and with the power to make and enforce law without the consent of any higher authority; population, territory, sovereignty, & government