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.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: political systems

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Works Consulted

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How to Cite the Definition of Political System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “political system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

political system. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“political system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/political-system/>.