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TermDefinition
Empirical Analysis basing comparison on facts/data
Normative Analysis basing comparison on the "norm"
Causal Analysis cause and effect
Correlation Analysis coincidence
Unitary Gov't National Gov't dispenses power to sub regions
Federal Shared power between National and Regional
Confederation States give national gov't authority
Democracy of, by, for people
Direct citizen votes on every issue
Representative citizens elect individual to vote on issues
Authoritarian force by political parties
Totalitarian total control over all aspects of life
Autocracy small groups= absolute power
Oligarchy small powerful group in the state
Military Dictatorship military officers repress
Parliamentary majority party chooses HOG leg. branch can kick out of office {fusion of powers}
Presidential HOG elected by citizens, independent of leg. branch SEPARATION OF POWERS
Legislative Branch make the law
Bicameral 2 chambers (senate+house of rep)
Unicameral 1 chamber
Executive Branch enforce the law
Judicial Branch interpret the law
Bureaucracy lower officials implement policies for each cabinet
Political Pary group of people that want their member in office
Interest Group influence policy in area of concern
Elections govt officials into office
Media mass communication systems
Referrendum popular vote on policy
Recall popular vote takes official out
Initiative petitions to get issues on ballot
Command Gov't answers what, how to produce and who gets what
Market supply and demand
Mixed command and market influences
Decentralization National Gov't power to sub regional gov't
Devoluttion unitary system policy some decision to public bodies
Deregulation dismantling state regulations
Presidentialization productive resources owned by gov't
Nationalization gov't owns productive resources
Sovereignty ind. legal authority over population
Authority legal right to exercise power
Legitimacy citizens belief in authority
Power ability to coerce, persuade, or lead
State self- gov group
Nation group of people who identify as belonging together bc of cultural, geog, or linguistic ties
Government Control and admin of public policy
Regime organisation for a gov't
Globalization increasing connection and dependence of people, cultures, economies by technology
Democratization process to make gov't more representative
Marketization creation of a market in which, property, labor, goods, services function competitively for value
Fragmentation people to base loyalty on cultural identification
Political Socialization development and reinforcement of public beliefs, attitudes, and practices
Efficacy feeling of individuals that their actions will influence gov't policies
Constituency a body of citizens that elect a representative
Electorate members of pop that can vote
Franchise/Suffrage right to vote
Accountability gov't officials are trustworthy and responsible to constituents
Transparency openness of govt decision making
Mandate order/command
Post-Materialism imp. of policy goals beyond self interest
Non-Gov't Organizations legally constituted org w/ no participation of gov't
Created by: bunik123