What is government, and why is it necessary?
What purposes should government serve?
You may feel you want to know more about how the world is organized politically. Where do you begin? Exploring World Governments identifies and explains different systems of government and their social, political, economic, religious, and cultural effects within each structure's confines. This series examines each government's impact on neighboring nations and the global community. Along the way, you'll learn how leaders gain and keep control and how they are replaced. You'll also discover some of the key figures involved with each form of government and how they influenced history. This series takes complex government concepts and delivers them in easy-to-read text. It's the perfect way to start Exploring World Governments.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What Is Government? 6
Chapter 1 Power to the People 8
Chapter 2 Democracy's Foundation 16
Chapter 3 Traces of Democracy 28
Chapter 4 Revolutions for Democracy 42
Chapter 5 How Democracy Works 54
Chapter 6 Types of Democracy 64
Chapter 7 Individual Rights 74
Chapter 8 The Right to Vote 88
Chapter 9 Economic Systems 104
Chapter 10 Democracies on the World Stage 112
Chapter 11 Dominant Democracy 124
Chapter 12 Free to Criticize 134
Quick Facts 144
Additional Resources 150
Source Notes 152