SOC101Y1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Civil Society, Resource Mobilization, Relative Deprivation

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Power: ability of individual or group to impose its own will on others, even if they resist. Authority: power that"s widely viewed as legitimate. Authorities: people who occupy the command posts if legitimized power structures. Social movements: enduring collective attempts to change part or all of the social order by means of rioting, petitioning, striking, demonstrating, and establishing pressure groups, unions, and political parties. Political revolution: concerted attempt on the part of many people to overthrow existing political institutions and establish new ones. Take place when widespread and successful movements of opposition clash with crumbling traditional or legal-rational authority. Force: a coercive power: use of force by authorities is a sign of their weakness. If authorities are truly in a position of strength, their rule will be widely recognized as legitimate. Politics will be routine, nonviolent, or normal (example: canadian politics) State: set of institutions that formulate and carry out a country"s laws, policies, and binding regulations.

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