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Political systems, structures, and functions

Author: Brian Duignan
Publisher: New York, NY : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2013.
Series: Governance (Britannica Educational Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Readers will use this comprehensive volume to examine the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Duignan
ISBN: 9781615307005 1615307001
OCLC Number: 771057218
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Political systems --
Types of government --
Structures of government --
Functions of government --
Development and change in political systems. CH 1 : Political Systems --
Supranational Political Systems (Empires, Leagues, Achaean League, The United Nations, Confederations and Federations) --
National Political Systems (Unitary Nation-States, Federal Systems) --
Subnational Political Systems (Tribal Communities, Villages and Rural Communities, Cities, Regions, Tennessee Valley Authority) --
CH 2. Types of Government --
Types of Classification Scheme --
Modern Classifying Systems (Gaetano Mosca, Classification by Mode of Succession, Hereditary Succession, Act of Settlement, Succession by Constitutional Prescription, Succession by Election, Succession by Force, Autocratic Versus Nonautocratic Rule) --
Classification by Stage of Development --
The Emergence of Advanced Nation-States --
CH 3. Structures of Government --
Contemporary Forms of Government (Monarchy, Romanov Dynasty, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Constitutional Government) --
Contemporary Levels of Government (National Government, Risorgimento, Regional and State Government, City and Local Government) --
Contemporary Divisions of Government (The Executive, The Legislature, The Judiciary) --
CH 4. Functions of Government --
The Tasks of Government (Command Economy, Self-Preservation, Supervision and Resolution of Conflicts, Regulation of the Economy, Protection of Political and Social Rights, Ricci v. DeStefano, Provision of Goods and Services) --
Public Administration --
CH 5. Development and Change in Political Systems --
Causes of Stability and Instability (Unstable Political Systems, The Commune of Paris, Stable Political Systems) --
Types of Political Change (Radical Revolution, The Glorious Revolution, Structural Revision, Change of Leaders) --
Change of Policies.
Series Title: Governance (Britannica Educational Publishing)
Responsibility: edited by Brian Duignan.

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Readers will use this comprehensive volume to examine the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall. --from publisher description.

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