Principles of Government

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Unformatted text preview: Principles of Government 1/14/2009 A central authority that makes and enforces the rules by which society conducts itself. Maintain order Protect individual liberty and property Produce public goods Governments can be categorized in ascending levels of inclusiveness Low Inclusiveness High Inclusiveness AUTOCRACY OLIGARCHY DEMOCRACY Autocracies are governments controlled by one person. Oligarchies are governments of the few. Democracies are governments run by the people. Governments can also be categorized in descending order of the limits they recognize on their own authority. Few Limits Broad Limits TOTALITARIAN AUTHORITARIAN CONSTITUTIONAL Totalitarian governments recognize little or no limits on their authority. Authoritarian governments recognize (often reluctantly) some limits on their authority....
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