as an institution of the state can be defined as the machinery or agency
through which the policies of the state are formulated and implemented.
as an institution of the state is an agency or machinery through which the will
of the state is formulated, expressed and attained
of Government as an Institution of the state
Government as an institution of the state has the
Political power: Government has political power. This enables the government to regulate
the conduct of the citizens and also implement it policies.
2. Law :
Government have set of rules and regulations to ensure proper order in the
3. Revenue :
Government generates funds for the provision of social services and for the
running of the state.
4. Public Support: Government needs the people’s support to guarantee conducive atmosphere
for effective functioning of such government.
5. Social Services: provision of social services such as electricity, pipe borne water,
good roads, hospitals etc. Is another characteristics of government.
Government has team of qualified staff who are responsible for carrying out the
duties of the state.
7. Periodic Change: Government is not permanent, it changes from time to time both in
personnel and form.