Chapter 17- politics and gov't

Chapter 17- politics and gov't - Chapter 17- politics &...

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politics: institutionalized system by which a society distributes power, sets the society’s agenda, and makes decisions POWER AND AUTHORITY power: ability to achieve desired ends despite resistance (Max Weber) gov’t: formal org that directs political life of society authority: power ppl see as legitimate instead of coercive 3 types of authority: 1) traditional: power legitimized through respect for long established cultural patterns 2) rational-legal authority: power legitimized by legally enacted rules and regulations 3) charismatic authority: power legitimized through extraordinary personal abilities that inspire devotion and obedience -routinization of charisma: transformation of charismatic authority into some combination of traditional and bureaucratic authority POLITICS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Monarchy- single family rules for generations, appoint elected officials Democracy-system where power is exercised by the ppl as a whole -must place authority in elected leaders hands who are accountable to ppl -Can. not truly democratic for 2 reasons: vast number of bureaucrats aren’t elected, not directly accountable to the ppl; economic inequality Authoritarianism: system that denies popular participation in gov’t
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