Power - Political, executive power is a very popular topic...

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Political, executive power is a very popular topic of media entertainment (Macbeth, Hunt for Red October, 24, West Wing, Murder at 1600, V for Vendetta, Gladiator) Sometimes political conflict comes down to having a physical quarrel Political elite have prominent positions either in government or in non- governmental organizations and professions that have a real effect on government actions Masses are the rest of the non-political elite population Neither the political elite or masses are a single coherent political unit; they have diverse identities separated by ethnicity, religion, class, and age Competition for positions of government authority and influence over what government officials do Relationships between elites and masses greatly concerns political power Definition of political power is characterized by type of government people are under Captains of industry and lobbyists are also part of the political elite Power relationships take forms such as A can beat B in a war/conflict (US/Iraq), A can influence B’s behavior (Russia/Belarus), A can cause B to do something that B
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course POL 155 taught by Professor Richardson during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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