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

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
Suzanne Casimiro
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 17 Politics & Government 05112010 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 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 www.notesolution.com
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