A Digest of Government
This book is a compendium of popular topics on Government. Clearly and concisely, it explains and appraises political ideologies; forms, organs and principles of government; constitutions; political systems; civil service; political parties; public opinion; elections; political crises; military governments; international relations and organizations; foreign policies; development; and terrorism. More
This book introduces you to Government. It clearly explains government while analyzing the State.
It describes the State. It reminds you of the purpose of the State. It outlines the differences between the State and society, and between the State and nation.
It shows you how to obtain and exercise power and authority in the State. It appraises legitimacy, sovereignty, political culture and political socialization.
It discusses the features and functions of political ideologies like feudalism, capitalism, socialism, anarchism, totalitarianism, Fascism and Nazism.
It analyzes the forms of government like monarchy, aristocracy, democracy, dictatorship, parliamentary system, presidential system, unitary system, federal system and confederal system.
It evaluates the structures and functions of the organs of government. It analyzes the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
It sheds light on the principles of government like the rule of law, separation of powers, checks and balances, accountability, leadership, followership and political participation.
It appraises elections. It explains the different types of election. It discusses the distinctive electoral systems.
It explores constitutions. It sheds light on the written, unwritten, rigid, flexible, federal and unitary constitutions.
It sheds light on civil service. It analyzes the features, structure, functions and criticisms of civil service.
It throws light on local government. It discusses the features, structure, functions and criticisms of local government.
It describes pre-colonial political systems. It explains how the laws were made, executed and interpreted before the advent of colonial masters.
It explores the principles of colonial administration. It discusses how a territory was colonized. It explains how the territory obtained independence from the colonial masters.
It casts light on federalism. It examines the features, structure, functions and criticisms of federalism.
It explores political parties. It highlights the aims, achievements and problems of political parties.
It discusses major political crises. It shows their respective implications.
It identifies the features, structure, functions, achievements and criticisms of military government. It describes transitions to a democratic government.
It explores international relations, international systems, globalization and international organizations like the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Economic Community of West African States, and African Union.
It casts light on foreign policy. It analyzes the principles guiding a state's foreign policies. It appraises the stages of a State's foreign policies.
It delves into development. It pinpoints the challenges of development like the multinational corporations, poverty, corruption, unemployment, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, brain drain and terrorism.
It clearly explains poverty. It throws light on the high level of poverty in the world. It shows you how to drastically reduce it.
It analyzes corruption. It sheds light on the high level of corruption in the world. It explains to you what should be done to reduce it to a barest minimum.
It appraises unemployment. It casts light on the high level of unemployment in the world. It suggests to you how to tackle it.
It discusses brain drain. It examines the high level of brain drain in the world. It instructs you on how to rectify it.
It explores terrorism. It appraises the high level of terrorism in the world. It teaches you the best solutions to it.
And there is now the greater need for inspired and dynamic leaders who possess the knowledge that can conquer poverty, corruption, unemployment, brain drain and terrorism in the world.
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