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  • 1. Chapter 4International Politics
  • 2. DefinitionsIdeologyA set of integrated beliefs, theories and doctrines / policies that helps to direct the actions of a society
  • 3. DemocracyA system of government in which the people directly or through their elected officials decides what is to be done
  • 4. TotalitarianismA system of government in which one individual or party maintains complete control and either refuses to recognize other parties or suppress them
  • 5. CommunismA political system in which the government owns all property and makes all decisions regarding production and distribution of goods and services. E. g. Cuba
  • 6. Theocratic totalitarianismA system of government in which a religious group exercises total power and represses or persecutes / harass non-orthodox factions e. g. Iran
  • 7. Secular totalitarianismA system of government in which the military controls everything and makes decisions which it deems to be in the best interests of the country e. g. Iraq
  • 8. Market driven economyAn economy in which goods and services are allocated on the basis of consumer demand
  • 9. Centrally determined economyAn economy in which goods and services are allocated based on a plan formulated by a committee that decides what is to be offered
  • 10. Mixed economyEconomic system characterized by a combination of market and centrally driven planning
  • 11. DivestitureA process by which a government or business sells assets
  • 12. Contract managementA process by which an organization transfers operating responsibility of an industry without transferring the legal title and ownership