chapter 1 - democracy A government in which all or most...

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Power The ability of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first person’s intentions. authority The right to use power Legitimacy Political authority conferred—(given characteristic) by law or by a state or national constitution Democracy The rule of the many Direct or participatory
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Unformatted text preview: democracy A government in which all or most citizens participate directly Representative democracy A government in which leaders make decision by wining a competitive struggle for the popular vote. Elite Persons who posses a disproportionate share of valued resource, like money or power...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course GOV 196261 taught by Professor Decker during the Spring '09 term at Saddleback.

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