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9-25-06 - 9:07:00 AM Politics Who Gets What and How Chapter...

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25/09/2006 08:07:00 Politics: Who Gets What, and How? Chapter 1: Politics:      who gets what, when, and how; a process of determining how power and  resources are distributed in a society without recourse to violence Power:      the ability to get others to do what you want. Politics and government Government: a system or organization for exercising authority over a body of  people o Authority: power that people recognize as legitimate o Power vs. Authority Rules: directives that specify how resources will be distributed or what  procedures govern collective activity o The “how” of who gets what, and how? Institutions: organizations in which government power is exercised o The “where of political struggle Politics and Economics Economics:      production and distribution of a society’s material resources and  services.
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