Types of political systems

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31/03/2008 08:02:00 Types of political systems Chiefdom o A centralized polity with two or more groups A single chief Ranked society Horticulturalists Redistribution economy Chiefdoms o Polynesian chiefdoms Controlled multiple communities Chief was permanent office Full-time position Social status based on kinship Chief and relatives held privileged positions\ State o A centralized political system Makes laws and uses force Social stratification Military structure Bureaucracy o State specialization Population control Managing, tracking, and organizing populations
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Unformatted text preview: • Displace kin groups • Foster resettlement • Assign differential rights to different status indicators Judiciary Laws are explicit codes for behavior • Different from social rules • Governs everything Enforcement System to enforce laws • Control internal and external conflict • Preserve existing state hierarchies Fiscal Fiscal system • Support ruling structure • Collects portion of the production made by other members of the state ← Political process 31/03/2008 08:02:00 ← 31/03/2008 08:02:00 ←...
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  • Spring '08
  • Gonzalez
  • Anthropology, Sociology, Bureaucracy o State specialization Population, hierarchies Fiscal Fiscal, Horticulturalists Redistribution economy, single chief Ranked

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