HSPC 274 Vocab quiz 1
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a form of government that controls all aspects of the political, social, and economic life of a nation
- -a type of regime in which only the government itself is fully controlled by the ruler
- -social and economic institutions exist that are not under the government's control
"rule by the best"; in reality, rule by members of the upper class
"rule by God", or the gods; in practice, rule by religious leaders, typically self-appointed
"rule by a few"
the condition of no government
a governmental body primarily responsible for making of laws
a procedure by which voters can propose a law or a constitutional amendment
an electoral device whereby legislative or constitutional measures are referred by the legislature to the voters for approval or disapproval
a procedure allowing the peopler to vote to dismiss an elected official from state office before his or her term has expired
a form of government in which sovereign power rests with the people, rather than with a king or a monarch
a form of government in which representatives elected by the people make and enforce laws and policies; may retain the monarchy in a ceremonial role
the right of all adults to vote for their government representatives
- -a theory that views politics as a conflict among interest groups
- -political decision making is characterized by compromise and accommodation
a set of beliefs that includes the advocacy of positive government action to improve the welfare of individuals, support for civil rights, and tolerance for political and social change
a political ideology based on skepticism or opposition toward most government activities
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