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Government
an institution through which a society makes and enforces public policies
State
a body of people
Sovereign
supreme and absolute power within its own territory
Public Policies
all the things a governement decides to do
Unitary Government
centralized government
Federal Government
powers of gov. are divided between central gov. and several local gov.'s
Confederation
alliance of independant states
Presidential Government
features a separation of powers between executive and legislative branches of gov.
Parlianmentary Government
made up of prime minister and his/her cabinet
Dictatorship
those who rule cannot be responsible for the will of the people
Democracy
supreme political authority rests with the people
Direct Democracy
will of people translated into public policy
Representative Democracy
representative of people express their will