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A political system is a system of politics and government. It is usually compared to the law system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems. It is different from them, and can be generally defined on a spectrum from left, i.e. communism and socialism to the right, i.e. fascism and anarchism. However, none are in these pure forms, therefore most are somewhere in the middle where capitalism is. Australia is a prime example of being centre right. For other uses, see System (disambiguation). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... A legal system is the mechanism for creating, interpreting and enforcing the laws in a given jurisdiction. ... An economic system is a particular set of social institutions which deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in a particular society. ... Cultural system refers to the functional interaction between the different elements of culture in a particular manner. ... Social structure is a term frequently used in sociology and more specifically in social theory — yet rarely defined or clearly conceptualised (Jary and Jary 1991, Abercrombie et al 2000). ...



There are several definitions of "political system":

Commonalities between political systems: Institutions are structures and mechanisms of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of two or more individuals. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ... An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group (UK), or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected. ... “Political Parties” redirects here. ... A trade union or labor union is an organization of individuals associated through employment, or labour. ... Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... This article is about the political process. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Bold text Not to be confused with interconnectivity. ... Interaction is a kind of action that occurs as two or more objects have an effect upon one another. ...

  • Interdependent parts
  • Boundaries
    • Citizenship
    • Territory
    • Property

The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ...

Basic forms of political systems

Anarchist redirects here. ... For the comic series, see Monarchy (comics). ... Look up republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community[1] for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... Map of Somalia including the self-proclaimed boundary of Somaliland Northern Somali sultanates In the late Nineteenth Century, two sultanates emerged and ruled Northern Somalia, an area stretching as far west to Burco from Las Khorey. ... The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, in London. ...

See also

GOVERNEMENT IS NOT A VIRGIN! Its F***ed Up We Pray To god that he give virginity back Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A form of government is a term that refers to the set of political institutions by which a state... This article lists forms of government and political systems, according to a series of different ways of categorising them. ... A voting system is a means of choosing between a number of options, based on the input of a number of voters. ...


  • Almond, Gabriel A., et al. Comparative Politics Today: A World View (Seventh Edition). 2000. ISBN 0316034975

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Conflict Provention as a Political System - John W. Burton (4167 words)
Political institutions have evolved accordingly, resulting in party political systems that are adversarial and promote competition.
Political systems, accordingly, have bee preoccupied with increasing benefits for only some sections of the community, have been concerned with real income distribution only to the extent that it is politically necessary, and have given little attention to the longer term consequences of policies on the social and environmental future.
Failure of this power-oriented system to respond to social concerns at its political level is due largely to the absence of any conception of an alternative system.
Political system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (185 words)
A political system is a social system of politics and government.
A political system is a complete set of institutions, political organizations, interest groups (such as political parties, trade unions, lobby groups), the relationships between those institutions and the political norms and rules that govern their functions (constitution, election law).
A political system is a systems that necessarily has two properties: a set of interdependent components and boundaries toward the environment with which it interacts.
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