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What is the government purpose?
the institute that allows a society to make and enforce public polices.
Functions of Government
ws- make laws
- interpret laws
The state has power within its territory.
Force of theory
states that one peron or small group took control an area
argues that the state natuarlly evolved out of early family.
holds that god created the state and that god gives those of royal birth divine rights
argues that the state arose out of a voulntary act of free people
6purposes of the government
who is hobbes
the first to talk about state of nature
social contract. people in the society come together and hold the authority
supreme political authority rest with the people
will of the people is translated into law directly into public policies
those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people
a small group of people chosen by the people to act as a representative
a government in which the power to rule is held by a elite
has all powers held by a single central agency
alliance of independent states
powers are divided between central government and local
features a separation of powers between the executive and the legislative branches of gov
who is the chief
the president and is picked by the people, legislature
the executive branch is made up of the prime minister and the officials cabinet
who is the executive chosen by?
American concept of democracy
fundamental worth and dignity
2.respect equality of all people
3.faith in minority n their rights
free enterprise system
private ownership of capital gooods