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1) Social relations involving authority or power. 2) The art or science of governing.

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single-party system

Politics; Political theory

A party system in which there exists only one party and no political alternatives are legally tolerated.

scientific socialism

Politics; Political theory

The term Marx and Engels used to stress that their ideology was based on analysis of class conflict.

runoff system

Politics; Political theory

An electoral system in which additional rounds of balloting are held (with trailing candidates dropped) until a candidate receives a majority of the votes cast.

rule of law

Politics; Political theory

Belief that all actions, of individuals and governments, are subject to an institutionalized set of rules and regulations.

responsible government

Politics; Political theory

A form of government in which the political executive must retain the confidence of a majority of the elected legislature or assembly, and it must resign or call an election if ...

residual powers

Politics; Political theory

Those powers in a federal system of government not explicitly allocated in a constitution.

representative democracy

Politics; Political theory

A system of government based on the election of decision-makers by the people.