political system

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Noun1.political system - 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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He had made up his mind exactly what he thought of each country, of their political systems, of their social life, of their military importance.
Thus, if the two old bachelors had not been kept asunder by the two political systems of which they each offered a living expression, their private rivalry would still have made them enemies.
It would be very difficult for any modern political system, however perfect people may think it, to work once more such miracles as were wrought in those ages when the Church as the stay and support of the human intellect.
In my opinion, a man who has thought out a political system, and who is conscious that he has within him the power of applying it in practical politics, should keep his mind to himself, seize his opportunity and act; but if he dwells in peaceful obscurity as a simple citizen, is it not sheer lunacy to think to bring the great mass over to his opinion by means of individual discussions?
being, indeed, closely related to our political system.
The political systems which emerged from the left totalitarianisms were not, thus, capable to polarize the electorate, duet o the fact that people want the same things, out of the desire to imitate Western civilization, thus believing that this imitation might bring them prosperity and rioting against partisan pluralism when this is not offered to them.
Political systems of East Asia; China, Korea, and Japan.
Leaders of all political factions and members of the Parliament, experts on public administration and political systems from France, public figures will take part in the event.
Pakistan, June 21 -- I wonder if we have finally risen to the reality that there are two separate political systems in vogue in the country.
In political systems, with high levels of legitimacy, the government will rule with the consent of the ruled.
al-Rimawi, a professor of constitutional law, says, "This book delves into the principles of political systems and constitutional law, including a variety of topics that with which they are aligned".
According to him, development of stable political systems along with the adoption of market-friendly economic policies has attracted foreign investment into developing economies.