Parliaments

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617147937
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Exploring World Governments Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is Government? 6

Chapter 1 A Parliament Renews Itself 8

Chapter 2 What Is a Parliamentary Government? 18

Chapter 3 Parliaments in History 32

Chapter 4 All Parliaments Are Different 42

Chapter 5 Rights and Responsibilities 56

Chapter 6 A Stable Society 68

Chapter 7 Fair Representation 78

Chapter 8 Parliaments and Economies 90

Chapter 9 International Relations 100

Chapter 10 Benefits of a Parliamentary System 112

Chapter 11 Criticisms of a Parliamentary System 120

Chapter 12 Parliaments in the Twenty-First Century 132

Quick Facts 144

Glossary 148

Additional Resources 150

Source Notes 152

Index 157

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