CPS Notes Lecture 3

CPS Notes Lecture 3 - CPS Notes Lecture 3 September 13,...

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CPS Notes Lecture 3 September 13, 2006 I. Legitimacy: rightful authority, right power to compel obedience a) We believe in a legitimate system of government, government has the right to compel us against our own will to do something—pay taxes, pay ticket, stop when police sirens go off b) This sense comes from lots of diffnret places i) Democratic government is not the only rightful one, there are lots of forms of government ii) The citizens of particular states in other forms of governments may see it as legitimate c) 5 types with legitimacy (Max Weber for first 3 types) i) Traditional: he way of legitimating a structure of government by appealing to tradition (1) This person/family/institution is in power because he’s been in power for a long time (2) It is legitimate because it’s the way it has been done for a long time ii) Charismatic: leader able to reach out to population and connect at a spiritual level, by force of personality people think he ought to be their leader (1) People sometime thing those most charismatic ought to be in power (2) Typical of pre-modern forms of civilization (along with traditional form) iii) Rational/legal (1) Defines the modern state (2) The idea that society is governed by a system of law that is made by that society itself and to which everyone in that society including those who
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