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International politics

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International politics

  1. 1. Chapter 4International Politics
  2. 2. DefinitionsIdeologyA set of integrated beliefs, theories and doctrines / policies that helps to direct the actions of a society
  3. 3. DemocracyA system of government in which the people directly or through their elected officials decides what is to be done
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Market driven economyAn economy in which goods and services are allocated on the basis of consumer demand
  9. 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. 10. Mixed economyEconomic system characterized by a combination of market and centrally driven planning
  11. 11. DivestitureA process by which a government or business sells assets
  12. 12. Contract managementA process by which an organization transfers operating responsibility of an industry without transferring the legal title and ownership

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