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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617147906
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2011
Series: Exploring World Governments Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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

Glossary 148

Additional Resources 150

Source Notes 152

Index 157

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