The difference between a decentralized and centralized government lies in which people or institutions have authority. Centralized government features a few powerful institutions and executives. Power is delegated to mor... More »

The Potawatomi form of government was localized with little central political organization. Generally, they did not have a chief of the entire tribe. They organized themselves into patrilineal clans, and a senior male of... More »

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Pluralism is the theory that many different groups run a country, rather than individuals. Pluralism critiques direct democracy and instead puts power in groups, such as unions, civil rights groups, lobbies and coalition... More »

While government is a general term for the group of individuals who possess the authority to govern or regulate a political entity, such as a city, state or country, parliament is a specific type of government. Under a p... More »

There are arguably few advantages and more disadvantages of military dictatorship governments, with advantages including the possible deposition of a prior, ineffective government and disadvantages including a totalitari... More »

A centralized government is one in which a small group or executive at the highest level of government holds all political authority, and all other political units are subject to it. Autocracies and totalitarian governme... More »

A democracy is a government in which the people possess the ultimate power, while a dictatorship is a government in which the ruler possesses all the power. The exercise of power in a democracy varies, as the people may ... More »