Dilemmas of democracy cont

Dilemmas of democracy cont - Dilemmas of democracy - Weber...

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Dilemmas of democracy - Weber o Power – the ability to achieve one’s goals despite opposition o Authority – exercise power with the permission of the government o Most dictator want to move from power to authority Process is called Legitimation Infers o What you are able to do o What you should not do You have to make the use of power seem legitimate then the people will voluntarily follow you What we think governments should do and why they should do them changes as we think their idea of legitimation should change 1 st amendment originally meant that no government can tell you what to believe did not believe that govt had to be disentangled from the church o when passed 9 colonies supported churches with tax money adams and Washington believe that it was a good thing because it was a source of legitmation before the 1950s it was said that the govt could not establish a church as the official church then it was broadened so that you cannot establish one type
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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