Gov quiz sept. 12

  1. Politics
    The process through which a society settles conflicts and allocates benefits
  2. Power
    The abilities of persons, groups, or institutions to influence political developments
  3. Democracy
    A form of government in which the citizens govern, either directly or through elected representatives
  4. Majoritarianism
    The thinking that the majority prevails not only in elections but also in policy making
  5. Pluralism
    A theory of American politics that holds that society's interests are substantially represented through power in groups
  6. Authority
    The recognized rights of officials to exercise power because of the position they hold
  7. Constitutionalism
    The idea that there are lawful limits on the power of the government
  8. Free Market System
    The economic principle that states the government should interfere as little as possible in the economic transactions of its citizens.  Free enterprise and self-reliance are the collective and individual principles that underpin free markets
  9. Elitism
    The notion that wealthy and well-connected individuals exercise power over certain areas of public policy
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Gov quiz sept. 12
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