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POLS 110 Lecture Notes - Charismatic Authority, De Jure, Traditional Authority


Department
Political Studies
Course Code
POLS 110
Professor
Jonathan W Rose

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On what is power based?
Inauthority delegated power through knowledge
Anauthority based on specific knowledge
Consent
o Explicit or implicit
o Ex. Negative option marketing
Coercion
o Where there is no consent
o Ex. Hubson’s choice
Authority
o Appeal to power and how it is delegated
Descriptive characteristics of power
Size
o How much power you have/ how you use it
Distribution
o How is power shared
o Relationship of different stakeholders to share the power
Scope
o The reach of power
Domain
o Areas where the state can and cannot be involved
What are the different kinds of power?
Economic
o Entitlement based on economic conditions
o The idea that power comes from people who have money
o Means of production
Personal
o Is related to some characteristic of an individual, and through it they
are able to control agendas
o Ability to persuade
Political
o Institutional power
o Limits of control
The poverty line
o Defined as 70% of income on basic needs
Conclusion
Power can be intentional or embedded within a structure
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