Chapter 15

Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Politics The exercise of power and...

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Chapter 15 Politics – The exercise of power and attempts to maintain or to change power relations Power – the ability to get your way, even over the resistance of others Micro politics – The exercise of power in everyday life, such as deciding who s going to do the housework or use the remote control Macro politics – The exercise of large-scale power, the government being the most common example Authority – Power that people consider legitimate, as rightly exercised over them; also called legitimate power Coercion – Power that people do not accept as rightly exercised over them, also called illegitimate power. State – A political entity that claims monopoly on the use of violence in some particular territory; commonly known as a country Revolution – Armed resistance designed to overthrow and replace a government Traditional authority – Authority based on custom Rational-legal authority – Authority based on law or written rules and regulations also called bureaucratic authority Charismatic Authority – Authority based on an individual’s outstanding traits, which
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Minnich during the Fall '07 term at GWU.

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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Politics The exercise of power and...

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