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Form of Government


the way state authority is organized. A form of government is defined by its method of formation, the legal status of its higher bodies of authority, and the status of the head of state.

The main forms of government in exploitative states are the monarchy (seeMONARCHY) and the republic (see). Of these two, the republic is the most common form in contemporary bourgeois states, whether the government be parliamentary (as in Austria, Italy, Finland, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Switzerland) or presidential (as in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the USA). A constitutional (parliamentary) monarchy exists in certain bourgeois states, such as Belgium, Great Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Countries that have been liberated from colonial dependency have almost all introduced a republican form of government.

All the socialist states have a republican form of government embodying the power of the working people.

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(70) Similarly, although they nodded to regime types in their titles, books by Rory Truex, Making Autocracy Work: Representation and Responsiveness in Modern China, and John Huber, Exclusion by Elections: Inequality, Ethnic Identity and Democracy, also represented a new wave of work that looked at how various political mechanisms, processes, and purposes actually shape representation, accountability, and participation.
The relationship between the quality of food consumption and income, disaggregated by regime type, is described in Figure 3.
Hypothesis 1b.In terms of the level of corruption, Type 2 (anocracies) regime types are more corrupt than Type 1 (autocracies) regime types.
Similarly, some works suggests that economic performance affects both regime type and social expenditure, thereby suggesting that the correlation between regime type and social spending is not causative (Jackman 1975; Lenski 1966; Mulligan, et al.
In line with the theoretical propositions presented above, I have developed four hypotheses to explain the causal connection between de facto states' regime types and their recognition.
Figures 2(c) and 2(d) give the variability in these rates by welfare state regime type and across waves.
A theoretical model developed by Daniel Philpott helps distil the relationship between regime type and propensity for political violence.
Like classical liberalism, market democracy affirms a wide-ranging right to economic liberty, with regime types strictly limiting the scope of legislative authority in economic affairs.
empirical findings relating regime type and success in interstate war.
Therefore, we also compare Quebec with some countries representative of other welfare regime types to gauge how far Quebec has veered from the "liberal" model.
While the behavior of individual citizens has been studied primarily in democratic contexts, elite behavior and elites' increasing reliance on media-based presentations are well-documented across the entire range of regime types, both authoritarian and democratic.
The data do show a decline in terrorism in democracies--as well as a decline in terrorism overall--from the late 1990s through the early 2000s, with the number of terrorist attacks converging for all regime types during that time.

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