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Study Guide for: SOC Perspectives on Government, Power and Politics___Functionalists___ view government and politics as means of enforcing norms and regulatingconflict._Conflict____ theorists such as C. Wright Mills believe the power elite use government to developsocial policies that allow them to keep their clout and wealth.__Interactionist____ are not interested in large structures such as the government. They are moreinterested in the face-to-face, behind-the-scenes aspects of politics - the face-to-face backroommeetings and lobbyist efforts.Sociologists study politics in order to _as a means to understand the underlying socialnorms and values of a group___.A society’s political structure and practices provide insight into its _distribution of power andwealth, as well as larger philosophical and cultural beliefs. ____.
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Sociology,Norms,Voting RightsAct,cause-related political organizations,___Functionalists___ view government