Political structure is a term commonly used in political science. In a general sense, it refers to institutions or groups and their relations to each other, their patterns of interaction within political systems and to political regulations, laws and the norms present in political systems in such a way that they constitute the political landscape of the political entity. In the social domain, its counterpart is social structure. Political structure also refers to the way in which a government is run.
- Avery Goldstein (1991). From Bandwagon to Balance-of-power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978. Stanford University Press. pp. 29–34. ISBN 978-0-8047-1850-9.
- Law Library of Congress website with links to Political structure articles
- Avalon project at Yale Law School on the Athenian Constitution by Aristotle (in English) Sir Frederic G. kenyon's translation of Aristotle on the political structure (or constitution) of the ancient city-state of Athens, which is usually considered a prime inspiration for the form of government chosen for the United States
- Provincial political structure of Ontario, Canada
- Political structure of Canada
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