Regime v. Government

 

“A regime … determines how and under what conditions and limitations the power of the state is exercised…. [T]he regime also determines not only the manner in which governments are formed and carry out their functions, but also the basis of their legitimacy as well as the extent to which they are permitted to exercise authority.” (Lawson, 187)

 

Government: the individuals or groups that rule the state at any one time.

 

Society: social organization beyond the state.