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Noun1.form of government - the members of a social organization who are in power
social group - people sharing some social relation
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
constitutionalism - a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution)
republic, democracy, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
diarchy, dyarchy - a form of government having two joint rulers
gerontocracy - a political system governed by old men
gynarchy, gynecocracy - a political system governed by a woman
hegemony - the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others; "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"
mobocracy, ochlocracy - a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses
oligarchy - a political system governed by a few people; "one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy"; "the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen"
plutocracy - a political system governed by the wealthy people
republic - a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"
technocracy - a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control; "technocracy was described as that society in which those who govern justify themselves by appeal to technical experts who justify themselves by appeal to scientific forms of knowledge"
theocracy - a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
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2012) "A Complete Data Set of Political Regimes, 1800-2007.
Ensour said Jordan is supporting Iraq as an inclusive state, regardless the political regimes that govern there, stressing the Kingdom's clear stance towards backing Iraqis.
Khalil considered that the calamity of the Arab Nation resulted from political regimes and governments that do not reflect the conscience of people or care about their interests but depend on foreign protection for survival.
Iran "wants to be a role model in the world and among political regimes, and that laws be based on Islamic sharia as well as coordination between political framework of the republic and Islamic visions," he said.
He said in his speech addressed to the conference held in Cairo today by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif against terrorism and extremism: "The State of Iraq invaded in 2003 under trumped-up reasons, ill pretexts and lies, which scandalized by international press, and recognized by world's largest political regimes.
This includes a number of charities and other local initiatives that led to significant changes in local political regimes, creating double governmental structures.
Summary: If enemies of rigid, one-party political regimes want to create a powerful visual message to highlight their grievances, they don't have to resort to written slogans or powerful political cartoons -- all they have to do is circulate the real-world photograph of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, wheelchair-ridden, casting his ballot Thursday.
On the other hand, evidence also suggests that changes in political regimes are able to account for the deviations from the optimal Taylor rule (JEL E52, E58, D78)
We did not inherit from Islamic history the political regimes that survived in the region, the economic structures, the borders that do not reflect reality and that lead to disputes all the time, the administrative structures that restrict fundamental rights and freedoms and other issues.
ISSICEU analyses sources of stability and instability in the Caucasus regarding political regimes, civic participation, economic interdependencies and neighbourhood influences.
Spilker, a postdoctoral researcher, examines the role international economic integration and domestic political regimes affect commitment to environmental quality.
Qatar said that the sentence was not an abuse of freedom of speech, but action against an illegal call to overthrow political regimes, a violation of the local law.