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{{tnr}}A '''government''' is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit"and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.<ref name=FD>[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/governing The Free Dictionary: "Government," accessed December 15, 2013]</ref> "Government, with the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes, and to issue administrative decisions, and with a monopoly of authorized force where it fails to persuade, is an indispensable means, ''proximately'', to the peace of communal life."<ref name="adler 80">Adler 80-81</ref> "A compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent."<ref>{{cite book|title=The Myth of National Defense|author=Hoppe, Hans-Hermann|pages=8|isbn=0-945466-37-4|year=2003}}</ref>  
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{{tnr}}A '''government''' is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit"and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.<ref name=FD>[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/governing The Free Dictionary: "Government," accessed December 15, 2013]</ref>  
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==Functions==
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Governments have the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes and to issue administrative decisions."<ref name="adler 80">Adler 80-81</ref>  
  
 
==See also==
 
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* [[Ballotpedia:Index of Terms]]
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* [[Federal government]]
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* [[State government]]
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* [[Local government]]
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* [[:Category:Terms and definitions|Terms and definitions]]
  
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* [http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/30/what-is-government-elementary-students-taught-its-your-family/ ''The Blaze'', "‘What is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’"]
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* [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/05/1275008/-What-is-Government-For ''Daily Kos'', "What is government for?"]
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* [http://pbskids.org/democracy/my-government/ ''PBS Kids'', "The Democracy Project"]
 
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Revision as of 06:55, 1 April 2014

A government is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit"and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.[1]

Functions

Governments have the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes and to issue administrative decisions."[2]

See also

Ballotpedia:Index of Terms

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