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sosc100-wa-c14 final - SOCIOLOGY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT CHAPTER...

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SOCIOLOGY: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT Name: CHAPTER 14 – Government and Economy (O 6) Date: The Power elite operates within the framework of the existing political system, be it local, state, national, or international. Explain what sociologists mean by “political system.” It’s the social institution that is founded on a recognized set of procedures for implementing and achieving society’s goals, such as the allocation of valued resources. It’s a cultural universal like the family and religion. Power is at “the heart of a political system.” Describe what Weber means by this term, including its “3 basic sources” within any political system. Max Weber believed that power is the ability to exercise one’s will over others. In other words, anyone control another it means that he has power. There are 3 sources of power within any political system: Force: it’s the actual or threatened use of coercion to impose one’s will on others. For example, a leader imprison people, he is exercising force. Influence: practicing power through out the process of persuasion, through speeches, news paper for example. Authority: refers to institutionalized power that is recognized by people over whom it’s exercised. Sociologists commonly use this term in connection with those who hold legitimate power through elected position. Describe the classification regarding authority as developed by Weber, including a description with examples of the 3 “ideal types” and give examples. Authority: refers to institutionalized power that is recognized by people over whom it’s exercised. Sociologists commonly use this term in connection with those who hold legitimate power through elected position. Max Weber has identified three ideal types of authority as traditional authority,
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