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polity

1. a form of government or organization of a state, church, society, etc.; constitution
2. a politically organized society, state, city, etc.
3. the management of public or civil affairs
4. political organization

polity

  1. from the Greek polis, city state, now also used as a synonym for the modern state.
  2. the subset of the social system concerned with politics.See also POLITICAL SYSTEM, POLITICS, POWER.
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I believe it can and does apply most efficiently, from the simple circumstance that the more diversified the descendants from any one species become in structure, constitution, and habits, by so much will they be better enabled to seize on many and widely diversified places in the polity of nature, and so be enabled to increase in numbers.
Saturday Tribune learnt that at the secret meeting which allegedly lasted for about four hours on Thursday, that their discussion may not be unconnected with recent developments in part of the country and the upcoming general elections next year, which has no doubt brought about a lot of heat in the polity.
This culminated out of a lot of social movements in the polity to counteract police brutality, authoritarianism and widespread corruption in the country.
This work for scholars explains the idea of polity as a political system.
Tenders are invited for The department of political science, faculty of social sciences invite tenders for conference on polity as fiction, fiction as polity
In fact, there seems to be a competition going on amongst them that who would inflict the maximum damage to the present constitutional polity of India.
The vulnerability of a federal polity against the thrust of internal diversity is a phenomenon that is worldwide.
Asian Expansions: The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia.
Although the primary focus is on the middle 16th to middle 17th centuries during the Arauco War (~AD 1551 to 1641), the Mapuche successfully resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 250 years by forming a confederated proto-state or polity comprised of partner domains (i.
But perhaps the most famous institutional measures are the Polity IV dataset (Marshall and Cole 2011) and Freedom House's index (2014), (1) both of which emphasize political freedom.
As the full title of this book suggests, polity may not be a popular topic in an "anti-institutional age" but it is foundational to the local church.
Today, around the world, each purported model of the Islamic state is distinctive and is a product of specific contexts - and each advocates the implementation of an Islamic polity within discrete national borders," he contends, adding that leaders who use religion to promote their legitimacy threaten "its essential role as the fount of societal morality and a constraint on temporal power.