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Political system: the social institution responsible for implementing and achieving society’s goals oWhate are society’s goals? oWho decides what they are? oWho decides how they are implemented? Economic System: the social institution through which goods and services are produced, distributed, and consumed oProducers oDistributersoConsumersoWho decides how/what goods are produced? Who decides how distributed? Theories of political economy disagree over the goals of society (political) and how/whatproduced and distributed.A)Political system B) economic system C) both Capitalist system: B- economic system Socialism: B- economic system; interested in how goods and services are producedCommunism: B- economic system Fascism: A- political systemPoliticsPower: ability to get people to do things against their own will oForce: use or possible use of violence – military force, police arrestingoInfluence: I will persuade you to do something in your best interest – debates, oAuthority: Traditional: in charge bc of tradition and tradition only – King Henry Rational-legal: rules and regulations decide who is in charge and has authority – US political system Charismatic: gain authority because of personality and influence on others – Hitler, Gandhi, MLK Autonomy: freedom of government officials to do what they want (make choices) irrespective for the wishes of business elites oHigh—can do what is best for the “nation”; constituents;