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Representative Government

A representative government is one in which representatives of the people share, to a significant degree, in the making of political decisions. Government is not representative if power is concentrated in the hands of an individual who claims to represent the people. The necessary and sufficient condition of representative government is, therefore, the existence of…

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Political Participation

Political participation would refer to the act of voluntary action or participation in any successful or unsuccessful, organised or unorganised, episodic or continuous, employing legitimate or illegitimate methods intended to influence the choice of public policies, the administration of public affairs or the choice of political leaders at any level of government (Local or National).…

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Key Words Used in Some Basic Principles of Government Studies

1. Prerogative – Official privilege or right.2. Discretionary – Unrestrained.3. Jurisdiction – Right of exercising authority.4. Tribunal – A court of justice.5. Inalienable – Cannot be taken away or transferred.6. Phenomenon – Something extraordinary.7. Servitude – Slavery, compulsory labour.8. Accented – Given approval.9. Homogenous – Not different, similar, etc.10. Episodic – Contain in an episode.11.…

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Delegated Legislation

Modern parliaments may delegate part of their legislative powers to the executive and other public authorities like local government councils, public corporations, government departments, and professional associations so that they can make certain bye-laws. This type of legislation is usually made in the form of statutory instruments by the appropriate minister or to whoever power…

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