POLS 1101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Habeas Corpus, Eminent Domain, Socioeconomic Status

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Chapter 1: introduction - the citizen and the government. Authoritarian government - a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal. Citizenship - informed and active membership in a political community. Constitutional government - a system of rule in which formal and effective limits are placed on. Democracy - a system of rule that permits citizens to play a significant part in the governmental. Direct democracy - a system of rule that permits citizens to vote directly on laws and policies. Government - institutions and procedures through which a territory and its people are ruled. Laissez-faire capitalism - an economic system in which the means of production and distribution. Limited government - a principle of constitutional government; a government whose powers. Majority rule/minority rights - the democratic principle that a government follow the. Political efficacy - the ability to influence government and politics.