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Monarchy System of Government
Monarchy is a political system where the monarch shares power with a democratically
elected and constitutionally organized government. A monarch can exercise power in two ways;
as a ceremonial leader or a de facto head of state. The constitution distributes the rest of the
power to the judiciary and the legislature. Constitutional monarchies are still popular globally.
Countries that use this type of governance include Britain, Jordan, Cambodia, Belgium, the
Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Thailand and Sweden (Best, 2018). Considering the functions of a
constitutional monarchy, there are three major function-based areas categories. These areas
include the independent institutions that implement policies, the government that formulates
policies, the state that oversees the overall administration as well as the courts that interpret laws.
In a monarch system, an individual heading the state carries that total sovereignty of a country
until he or she dies abdicates duty. Monarchies also use title names such as king and queen to
refer to the ruler. On the other hand, there are principalities where princes and princesses
exercise power through hereditary rights.
Authoritarianism System of Government
An authoritarian system of governance invests absolute powers to an individual or a
small elite that is constitutionally exempted from the tenets and responsibilities of the rule of law
or a constitution. In authoritarianism, citizens often lack the sovereignty or self-determination
element that can enable them to participate in the process of electing or nominating their leader.
This type of government is currently unpopular globally as the majority of countries that
previously practised it have since moved to democracy and other types of political systems. Over

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1 Political Systems Department; University Course Code; Course Name Tutor Date 2 Political Systems Monarchy System of Government Monarchy is a political system where the monarch shares power with a democratically elected and constitutionally organized government. A monarch can exercise power in two ways; as a ceremonial leader or a de facto head of state. The constitution distributes the rest of the power to the judiciary and the legislature. Constitutional monarchies are still popular globally. Countries that use this type of governance include Britain, Jordan, Cambodia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Thailand and Sweden (Best, 2018). Considering the functions of a constitutional monarchy, there are three major function-based areas categories. These areas include the independent institutions that implement policies, the government that formulates policies, the state that oversees the overall administration as well as the courts that interpret laws. In a monarch system, an individual heading the state carries that total sovereignty of a country until he or she dies abdicates duty. Monarchies also use title names such as king and queen to refer to the ruler. On the ot ...
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