Subject Description


Government institutions

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Subject Description

General statements dealing with various aspects of the description of governmental institutions at the highest level of political integration, i.e., at the level where ultimate sovereignty resides, whether this be a district of a few communities under a paramount chief or a great empire embracing many nationalities. Material on societies revealing a level of political integration higher than that of the community will be indexed with these categories.

The term was changed from "State" to "Government Institutions" in 2005.

Political Organization and Behavior

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