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Political Studies
POLS 110
Jonathan W Rose

Politics Class 10 On what is power based? Descriptive forms of power: - size = when we talk about the size of power, we're interested in how much power people have. - distribution = how much power a person has in comparison to other people. - scope = the reach/range of power. - domain = the place where power lies. (the locust of power) What are the different kinds of power? Economic - structural form of power. Power through production or wealth. Personal - power of individuals persuading others toward certain beliefs/decisions. Political - institutional form of power. The Poverty Line - More than 70% of income is spent of clothing, food, transportation, etc. Power can be intentional, or it can be embedded within a structure. Authority/Legitimacy - "the right to command" Max Weber's 3 forms of power: traditional, charismatic, and legal-rational. Traditional authority is tied to traditional methods. (ex. the monarchy of England, the power is passed down through generations; House of Lords; patriarchy) Charismatic: "the gift of grace": authority based on personal quality. Authority vested in personal qualities. Legal-rational authority: the most important kind of authority; for Weber, the existence of rules and a burocracy represents legal-rational authority. Examples such as the Pope is an example of all three forms of authority. - very traditional form of
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