Business Environment Vivek Mittal
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Environment of Business
Types of Government: Political System
A knowledge of the form of government can give a useful insight in appraisingthe political climate. The Governments can be classified as Parliamentary orAbsolutist.Parliamentary government consult with their citizens from time to time to learnabout their opinion and preferences. Most industrialised nations and alldemocratic nations can be classified as parliamentary.The absolutist system includes monarchies and dictatorships. In an absolutistsystem the ruling regime dictates government policy without considering citizens'needs or opinion. Libya, Saudi Arab, Brunei, Bhutan are instances of absolutistregime. The United Kingdom and Japan are good examples of constitutionalhereditary monarchy where despite the monarch the government functionsaccounting to parliamentary democratic model.
Governments can also be classified on the basis of the number of politicalparties. It can be two-party, multiparty, single party and or dominated by oneparty. In a two-party system only two parties dominate national politics as onerules and the other sits in opposition, although other parties are allowed.