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
Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal sys·tem
- 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/
- Plural: political systems
- Politics and Policy Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “political” and “system” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Shepard, Jon M. 2010. Sociology. 11th 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 March 25, 2023 (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 March 25, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“political system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/>.