Meaning of Government

Government SSS 1 First Term


Meaning of Government

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to explain:

     i. Government as an institution of state.
    ii. Government as a process or act of governing.
    iii. Government as an academic field of study

Government as an Institution

Government as an institution of the state may be defined as a machinery established by the state to organize the state, manage its affairs and administer its functions and duties. The need for government come up as a result of people living together, interacting and working together as forming different associations.

Government as an Institution of the state has three organs which are:

i. The Executive: This is concerned with policy formulation and implementation.

ii. The Legislature: This involves in law-making.

iii. The judiciary: This concentrates mainly in the interpretation.... View More

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