PO101 Study Guide - Final Guide: Liberal Democracy, Civic Nationalism, Laissez-Faire

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The ability to control or influence behaviours of others. Power as decision making: focus on behaviour in presence of conflict in decision making situations. Right to do or act in a certain way. Bureaucratic authority: characteristics are specialization, official hierarchy, use of files, expert training, predictability. Belief that those who are in authority are for justifiable and worthy reasons. Political association that exercises sovereign jurisdiction within a defined authority. Max weber says it requires: territory, population, legitimate monopoly of violence. Domestic: state institutions control population within its borders (law and order) International: sovereign right of international states to enter and leave international agreements. Popular: state rule should be legitimatized by the people. States engage in: war making, state making (internal enemy elimination), protection of clients, and extraction (taxes) Politically: a group of people who regard themselves as a political community. Culturally: a group of people bound together by language, tradition, religion, history, etc.

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