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Political system
In political science, a political system defines the process for making official government decisions. It is usually compared to the legal system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems. However, this is a very simplified view of a much more complex system of categories involving the questions of who should have authority and what the government influence on its people and economy should be.
Definition
According to David Easton, "A political system can be designated as the interactions through which values are authoritatively allocated for a society".[1]
Anthropological classification
Anthropologists generally recognize four kinds of political systems, two of which are uncentralized and two of which are centralized.[2]
Sociology
The sociological interest in political systems is figuring out who holds power within the relationship of the government and its people and how the government’s power is used. There are three types of political systems that sociologists consider:
See also
Notes
  1. ^ Easton, David. (1971). The political system : an inquiry into the state of political science. Knopf. OCLC 470276419.
  2. ^ Haviland, W.A. (2003). Anthropology: Tenth Edition. Wadsworth:Belmont, CA.
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External links
Look up political system in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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For further resources on political theory and the mechanics of political system design, see the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre's topic guide on political systems
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