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I. Power-The probability to get someone to do what you want them to do whether they want to or not. (Max Weber) II. Some Important definitions A. Democracy: A political system that gives power to the people as a whole B. Monarchy: A political system in which one family rules from generation to generation C. Authoritarianism: A political system that denies the people participation in government D. Totalitarianism: A highly centralized political system that extensively regulates people’s lives III. Authority is legitimate power A. Types of Authority i. Traditional authority—accepted, follows a certain power. Mother and Father. China ii. Rational-legal authority—U.S. but combination of the first two. iii. Charismatic authority—“gift of grace” those who have the power to inspire people. Speak well. MLK. Nelson Mandella. Barack Obama. JFK. Listen to them because they are the president, they have that charisma no matter what IV. The U.S. Political System A. Why do so few people vote? (50-55%)
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Rosenblaum during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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