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
There are three major powers of authority within each society, including
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