a question regarding the factors responsible for a particular outcome in the political world.
a relationship between two or more factors such that change in one is accompanied by change in the other (s).
a relationship between two or more variables such that change in the value of one variable is directly responsible for change in the value of the other(s).
a relationship between two or more variables that reflects correlation but not causation.
a form of government in which the people rule. this can take place directly, through participation by the people in actual lawmaking, or indirectly, through free elections in which the people choose representatives to make laws on their behalf.
a form of government in which a single person rules with effectively unlimited power.