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Definition of the noun polity
What does polity mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: polities
- the form of government of a social organization
- a politically organized unit
- shrewd or crafty management of public affairs
Alternative definition of the noun polity
- An organizational structure of the government of a state, church, etc.
- A politically organized unit; a nation.
Polity is an international publisher in the social sciences and humanities. It publishes around 100 books a year in sociology, politics, philosophy, media and cultural studies, health studies, literary studies, history, anthropology and related subjects. Its books range from core textbooks to cutting-edge scholarly work. Polity publishes some of the world's leading thinkers in social and political theory and philosophy.
"Polity" is a book by Mark Dever.
Polity: A polity is a state or one of its subordinate civil authorities, such as a province, prefecture, county, municipality, city, or district. It is generally understood to mean a geographic area with a corresponding government. Thomas Hobbes considered bodies politic in this sense in Leviathan. In previous centuries, body politic was also understood to mean "the physical person of the sovereign:" emperor, king or dictator in monarchies and despotisms, and the electorate in republics. In present times, it may also refer to representation of a group, such as ones drawn along ethnic or the gender lines. Cabinets in capitalist democracies are chosen to represent the body politic.
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On Oligarchy (2011)
Ancient Lessons for Global Politics by David Edward Tabachnick
The Conundrum: Polity Is a Blend of Two Defective Regimes A striking feature of the classification of regimes is that the lowestranking of the correct...
Intergenerational Justice (2009)
Rights and Responsibilities in an Intergenerational Polity by Janna Thompson
A polity is an intergenerational community. Citizens are born into a...
by A. Javier Treviño
A polity is an analytical subsystem of action through which the actions of individuals are coordinated toward the attainment...
The Dublin Suit (1860)
Decided in the Supreme Judicial Court of New-Hampshire, June 1859. In Chancery. The Attorney-general, at the Relation of Edward F. Abbot and Another, V. the Town of Dublin, B.F. Bridge and Another.Reported Vol. XXXVIII, N.H. Reports by New Hampshire. Supreme Court
The Congregation- alist persuasion applies to those who helieve the Congre- gationalists' polity is that of the New Testament. Such is the evidence of usage of the term Congregational, derived from standard authors. We do not recol- .lect a ...
by SHEFALI ROY
Polity is the super structure and society provides the infrastructure but however, no political scientist or sociologist can affirm the autonomy of state or society. AN INTRODUCTION The terms state, government, and political system are not ...
by Geoffrey Rowell
Structurally, then, the Ecclesiastical Polity is a carefully worked answer to seven Puritan propositions. Stemming from the Admonition and Cartwright, these are the general principles of Puritanism; that Scripture alone is the 'rule of all things ...
'The Tempest' in Context (2015)
Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness by Keith Linley
Prospero's polity is a microcosm of the realities of politics with its tensions and fractures more or less held in control, needing strong leadership and repression of antisocial elements, but threatening to disassemble. It is a reminder that even the ...
Dictionary of Globalization (2006)
by Andrew Jones
Governing Globalization (Cambridge: Polity, 2002) Held, D. and McGrew, A. (eds) Governing Globalization (Cambridge: Polity , 2002) Held, D., McGrew, A., Goldblatt, D. and Perraton, J. 'The Territorial State ...
2-volume Set by Mary Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan
The first is the role of the 'state' or the degree of 'stateness' in the polity, and ...
by Donald K. McKim, David F. Wright
Polity politics is complex; historians will continue to argue over how much Calvinism* aided or hindered the rise of Western democracy. Virtually all agree, however, that this theological tradition — from John Calvin to Jonathan Edwards* to ...
by J. Gordon Melton
K 430 polity Church of the Augsburg Confession) and Calvin- ists (Evangelical Reformed Church of Poland) survived; in the 18th century, both again began to grow. Steady growth continued in the 19th century, though the Protestants never ...
by Günther Gassmann, Mark W. Oldenburg
CHURCH POLITY. (Gk politeia, Lat politia, “a community, administration of a commonwealth”) Principles and structures for the governance of a church. Elements of nascent congregational emphasis and presbyteral and episcopal leadership ...
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Scrabble value of P3O1L1I1T1Y4
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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