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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/19/10 Chapter 1 Who Governs? To What Ends?
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4/19/10 What is political power? 2 Great questions about politics Who governs??? those who govern will affect us To what ends??? tells how government affects our lives The text focuses on who governs and, in answering this question, looks at how the government makes decisions on a variety of issues
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4/19/10 Power Def: ability of one person to cause another person to act in accordance with the first person’s intentions Authority : the right to use power, not all who exercise political power have authority to do so Legitimacy : what makes a law or constitution a source of right (struggles over what makes authority
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4/19/10 What is Democracy? Where the “true interests” of the people are served, whether or not those people directly affect the decision making Aristotelian, “rule of the many” (direct or participatory democracy) Acquisition of power by leaders via competitive elections (representative democracy or elitist theory of
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