Chapter 17 – Politics & Government - pp.401-428

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Chapter 17 – Politics & Government 05/11/2010 15:55:00
Power & Authority
Politics - the social institution that distributes power, sets a societys goals, and
makes decisions
Traditional Authority Power legitimized by respect for long-established cultural
patterns
Rational Legal Authority Power legitimized by legally enacted rules and
regulations
Charismatic Authority - Power legitimized by extraordinary personal abilities that
inspire devotion and obedience
Politics in Global Perspective
Monarchy a political system where a single family rules from generation to
generation
Democracy a political system that gives power to the people as a whole
Authoritarianism a political system that denies peoples participation in the
government
Totalitarianism a centralized political system that very much regulates peoples
lives.
Theoretical Analysis of Power in Society
Pluralist model : Power is dispersed among many competing interests groups
Linked to structural-functionalism
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The social institution that distributes power, sets a society"s goals, and makes decisions. Power legitimized by respect for long-established cultural patterns. Power legitimized by legally enacted rules and regulations. Power legitimized by extraordinary personal abilities that inspire devotion and obedience. A political system where a single family rules from generation to generation. A political system that gives power to the people as a whole. A political system that denies peoples participation in the government lives. A centralized political system that very much regulates peoples. : power is dispersed among many competing interests groups. : power is concentrated among the very rich. The system is biased explains politics in terms of a society"s economic system. Power beyond the rules: revolution radically transforms a political system, terrorism employs violence in the pursuit of political goals and is used by a group against much more than a powerful enemy. www. notesolution. com.

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