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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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.
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.
I believe that any political system involving democracy aims to achieve certain basic goals, notably values and ideals such as freedom, equality and justice and this has nothing to do with an electoral or representative system," he said.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The House Speaker, Salem al-Jubouri said changing the political system from parliamentary form to a presidential is linked to amendments to the constitution.
In other words, the current political party is not different from the Communist totalitarian political system in which regards the system of parties and the ideological pluralism.
Greenhouse's creator, Nicholas Rubin, writes on his website that the app is an attempt to patch a broken political system: "even though I am only 16 years old, not quite old enough to vote, I am old enough to know that our political system desperately needs fixing.
Much was made of his anti-immigration views as the key to UKIP's success but I suspect this breakthrough was more to do with voter disillusionment at a broken political system.
This textbook introduces key facts about the US government and a framework for understanding its complex political system.
24, ( ANI ): Congress Party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday interacted with representatives of rural civic bodies and said local bodies in villages have to be empowered in order to make the political system work.