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.
Table of Contents
Introduction What Is Government? 6
Chapter 1 Queen Elizabeth II, a Modern Monarch 8
Chapter 2 What Is a Monarchy? 20
Chapter 3 Key Monarchies in World History 32
Chapter 4 The Origins and Expansion of Power 44
Chapter 5 Staying in Power 54
Chapter 6 Succession in Monarchies 68
Chapter 7 How Monarchies End 80
Chapter 8 Living in a Monarchy 90
Chapter 9 Monarchies and International Relations 102
Chapter 10 Monarchies, Media, and Celebrity 112
Chapter 11 Downsides to Modern Monarchies 122
Chapter 12 Positive Attributes of Modern Monarchies 132
Quick Facts 144
Additional Resources 150
Source Notes 152