From Governance to Government

  • Ann Marie Bissessar
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2831-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Government involves the political direction and control exercised by members of a governing body over its population.

Government is a form or system of rule by which a state or community is governed.

Government is a system of polity in a state.

Introduction

Numerous definitions of the word “government” abound. Government, according to one definition, involves the political direction and control exercised by members of a governing body over its population. Another definition is that government is the form or system of rule by which a state or community is governed. If one examines the legal description of the word “government,” it is evident that the meaning of government is more extensive. For instance, government involves the regulation, restraint, supervision, or control which is exercised upon the individual members of an organized jural society by those invested with the supreme political authority,...

Keywords

Private Sector Public Sector Civil Society Corporate Governance Public Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesThe University of the West IndiesSt AugustineTrinidad and Tobago