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SOC 1200 Lecture 45: Lecture 45
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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 1200
Professor
Susan Miller
Semester
Winter

Description
o982 Totalitarianism = a highly centralized political system that  extensivelyregulatespeoples’lives mostintenselycontrolled political form Political Parties = organizations operating within the political system that seek  control of the government Pluralist model = an analysis of politics that sees power as spread among many competing interest groups (Durkheim)  Power-elite model = an analysis of politics that views power as concentrated among the  rich Marxist model = an analysis that explains politics in terms of the operation of a society’s economic system  Political revolution = the overthrow of one political system in order to establish  another Terrorism = acts of violence or the threat of violence used as a political strategy by an  individual or group War = organized, armed, conflict among the people of two or more nations, directed by  their governments Military-industrial complex = the close association of the federal government, the  military and defense industries Nuclear proliferation = the acquisition of nuclear weapons technology by more and  more nations Oligarchy = concentration of
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