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Unformatted text preview: 12-05-06The Child was able to look at what WAS rather than what you were perceiving based on your cultural normsYour perception of a situation is as important as how the situation really is Thomas Theorem Government & EconomyPower is the basis of a political systemPower in this sense is the ability or capability to enforce your will over what others wantDifferent kinds of power1.Force actual or threatened use of coercion2.Influence persuasion3.Authority institutionalized power, recognized as legitimate by the people over whom it is used.Three kinds of authority1.Traditional authority based on custom & accepted practice2.Legal, Rational authority power made legitimate by law3.Charismatic authority power made legitimate by the personal qualities & characteristics of a leader (MLK, Jr.)Problem w/ Charismatic authority: Not always the best leadership, it is based on how others perceive the leader, and if that person is killed there is no one to replace themPower structure in the US Where does the power lie? Power structure in the US Where does the power lie?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08