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political system

Definition of Political System

(noun) The members of a group with the authority and power to influence and implement public policy in relationship to institutions and norms.

Examples of Political System

  • Government of the United States
  • United Nations

Political System Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal sys·tem

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /puh-lIt-i-kuhl sIs-tuhm/
  • British English – /puh-lIt-i-kuhl sIs-tim/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /pəˈlɪtəkəl ˈsɪstəm/
  • British English – /pəˈlɪtɪkəl ˈsɪstɪm/

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Works Consulted

Ferrante, Joan. 2011a. Seeing Sociology: An Introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Ferrante, Joan. 2011b. Sociology: A Global Perspective. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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Cite the Definition of Political System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “political system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 23, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

political system. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “political system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 23, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“political system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 23 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/>.