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Political system: the social institution responsible for implementing and achieving society’s goals o Whate are society’s goals? o Who decides what they are? o Who decides how they are implemented? Economic System: the social institution through which goods and services are produced, distributed, and consumed o Producers o Distributers o Consumers o Who decides how/what goods are produced? Who decides how distributed? Theories of political economy disagree over the goals of society (political) and how/what produced 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 produced Communism: B- economic system Fascism: A- political system Politics Power: ability to get people to do things against their own will o Force: use or possible use of violence – military force, police arresting o Influence: I will persuade you to do something in your best interest – debates, o Authority: 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 o High—can do what is best for the “nation”; constituents;

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