eBook Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307478
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307470
  • DDC: 320.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Governance is a complex process, often divided among various structures and institutions. Local, regional, national, and even supranational entities each have their own formal and informal institutions that comprise a political system. 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Political Systems.
2: Supranational Political Systems.
3: Empires.
4: Leagues.
5: Confederations and Federations.
6: National Political Systems.
7: Unitary Nation-States.
8: Federal Systems.
9: Subnational Political Systems.
10: Tribal Communities.
11: Villages and Rural Communities.
12: Cities.
13: Regions.
14: Types of Government.
15: Types of Classification Scheme.
16: Modern Classifying Systems.
17: Classification by Mode of Succession.
18: Hereditary Succession.
19: Succession by Constitutional Prescription.
20: Succession by Election.
21: Succession by Force.
22: Autocratic Versus Nonautocratic Rule.
23: Classification by Stage of Development.
24: The Emergence of Advanced Nation-States.
25: Structures of Government.
26: Contemporary Forms of Government.
27: Monarchy.
28: Dictatorship.
29: Oligarchy.
30: Constitutional Government.
31: Contemporary Levels of Government.
32: National Government.
33: Regional and State Government.
34: City and Local Government.
35: Contemporary Divisions of Government.
36: The Executive.
37: The Legislature.
38: The Judiciary.
39: Functions of Government.
40: The Tasks of Government.
41: Self-Preservation.
42: Supervision and Resolution of Conflicts.
43: Regulation of the Economy.
44: Protection of Political and Social Rights.
45: Provision of Goods and Services.
46: Public Administration.
47: Development and Change in Political Systems.
48: Causes of Stability and Instability.
49: Unstable Political Systems.
50: Stable Political Systems.
51: Types of Political Change.
52: Radical Revolution.
53: Structural Revision.
54: Change of Leaders.
55: Change of Policies.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.