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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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The book begins with outlining an analytical framework explaining the theoretical link between regime type and development in general and the functional relationships that exist among various indicators of growth, human development and regime type in particular.
The institutional variables that we should be looking at, according to the literature and the purpose of this study, are: electoral formula (and the variation within different types belonging to the same broad category), district magnitude, ballot structure, electoral threshold, number of legislative chambers, the degree of centralization and the regime type. The analysis is performed by looking at democratic countries, in which those who govern are selected through contested elections as defined in the Golder 2005 database, leaving out countries in which the chief executive is not elected, the legislature is not elected, there is no more than one party, or there has been no alternation in power.
Using a historical, analytical approach, Pratt traces the genesis of authoritarian political structures to colonialism, and links a complex web of religious, social-class, gender, and ethnic differences to the regime type and the nature of political relations under that regime.
Coverage includes the domestic dimension and what factors could affect the peaceful development--including reform, legitimacy, corruption, repression, and regime type; the international challenges--general international conditions, China- U.S.
Lust-Okar emphasizes that these SoCs are independent of historical experience, leadership characteristics and regime type, and that they affect not only the relationships between opponents and the state, but also relationships among opponents, as well as the informal tactics that incumbents choose to deal with opponents.
Htun also shows that these reforms cannot be explained by changes in political regime type, since some important reforms in family laws were undertaken under military regimes while others occurred under a democratic framework.
Haney's exhaustive treatise begins with a premise that the essential characteristics of the Hungarian welfare state have morphed three times during a 50 year period, from a regime type she terms Welfare Society (1948-1968) to a Maternalistic model (1968-1985) and final to a Liberal incarnation (1985-1996).
This hope from centuries ago about the relationship between domestic regime type and international behavior received empirical validation in the twentieth century.
In addition, several chapters allude to but do not systematically address the relationship between SNTV and regime type or the form of government.
Is the relative position of states in post-Cold War conflict determined by regime type, wealth, civilization, or a combination of these factors?
He observes: "[T]he tendency toward democracy in Taiwan in the past three decades has indeed reflected the drastic socioeconomic changes that have subsequently taken place, although certain political conditions, including regime type (party rather than military regime), local elections permitted by the regime, and the pattern of sub-ethnic cleavage, were equally important in 'preparing' Taiwan for its democratic transitions" (p.
Regime type in turn influences both the likelihood that an opposition challenge will arise and the flexibility with which incumbents can respond.

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