Elements of State

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Elements of State

  1. 1. Concepts of State and Government<br />
  2. 2. Meaning of State<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>A state is a community of persons more or less numerous, permanently occupying a definite portion of territory, having a government of their own to which the great body of inhabitants render obedience, and enjoying freedom from external control.
  4. 4. The Philippines is a state.</li></li></ul><li>Elements of State<br />
  5. 5. People<br /> The mass of the population living within the state.<br />
  6. 6. “People”<br /><ul><li>answers the question, “who governs whom?”
  7. 7. no specific number requirement.</li></li></ul><li>Territory<br /> Demarcated area that rightly belongs to the population<br />
  8. 8. “Territory”<br /><ul><li>answers the question, “where?”
  9. 9. terrestrial, fluvial, maritime and aerial
  10. 10. should be permanent and large enough to be self-sufficing</li></li></ul><li>Government<br /> Refers to the agency to which the will of the state is formulated, expressed, and carried out.<br />
  11. 11. Sovereignty<br />May be defined as the supreme power of the state to command and enforce obedience to its will from the people within its jurisdiction and corollarily to have freedom from foreign control.<br />
  12. 12. “Sovereignty”<br />Internal – power of the state to rule within its territory<br />b. External– the freedom of the state to carry out its activities without subjection to or control by other states.<br />
  13. 13. Prepared by:<br />Valera, Mary Grace T.<br />BSIT-41A<br />

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