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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15 • Politics • the exercising of power and attempts to maintain or to change power relations • Power • the ability to get your way, even over the resistance of others • Micropolitics • the exercise of power in everyday life • Macropolitics • the exercise of large-scale power • Authority=legitimate power • Coercion=illegitimate power • The Government is the political entity that claims monopoly on the use of violence in some particular territory • Collapse of Authority • Revolution • armed resistance designed to overthrow and replace a government • Types of Authority • 1) Traditional Authority • authority that is based on customs • TA typically declines with industrialization, but never dies out • 2) Rational-legal Authority • authority based on law or written rules and regulations • authority comes from the position that someone holds, not from the person who holds that position • 3) Charismatic Authority • authority based on an individual's outstanding traits which attract followers...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SOCY 1000 taught by Professor Backman during the Spring '08 term at Auburn University.
- Spring '08