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University of Guelph
Political Science
POLS 1150
Carol L Dauda

Chapter 1 In chapter one we are taught what makes up a political society. When we talk about politics, we are referring to a few major aspects such as; • Social relations • Institutional structure • Historical • Cultural There are three major powers of authority within each society, including 1. State 2. Government 3. Regime The state is held responsible for legislature, judiciary, bureaucracy, police, military, educational institutions and state corporations. The state is a centralized authority with the legitimate power of coercion (coercion -the power to gain compliance). The government refers to a particular group of persons directing political affairs and holding the prerogatives (rights and privileges) of the state at the present time. The regime is the period during which a particular government or ruling system is in power. We learn that Max Weber a German sociologist, defined the state in ter
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