GOVT - Thao Vu 1 Governments can be described in terms of...

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Thao Vu 1. Governments can be described in terms of who governs: autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy and how each governs: constitutional, authoritarian, totalitarian. a. Autocracy is a form of government in which a single individual—a king, queen, or dictator—rules. b. Oligarchy is a form of government in which a small group—landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants—controls most of the governing decisions. c. Democracy is a system of rule that permits citizens to play a significant part in the governmental process, usually through the election of key public officials. d. Constitutional government is a system of rule in which formal and effective limits are placed on governmental power. e. Authoritarian government is a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal limits but may be restrained by the power of other social institutions. f. Totalitarian government is a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other institutions
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