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Chapter 14 Week 10 Politics & The Government
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Political Systems The Political System of the US Political Change Everyday Politics
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Politics: Government: The organization & administration of the actions of Power: The ability to extract compliance despite resistance or the ability to get others to do what you want them to do, regardless of their own desires Authority : Power that is perceived as legitimate, by both the holder of 1. Traditional 2. Charismatic 3. Legal-Rational Power/Knowledge
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1. Traditional authority : Form of authority that people obey because they believed, their society had always done things that way; derives from who the leaders are; descendents of kings & queens/gods etc., not from their educational background, work experience or personality traits 1. Charismatic authority: Authority derived from the personal appeal of a specific leader 1. Legal-Rational authority: Form of authority where leaders are to be obeyed because they are voicing a set of rationally derived laws. They must act impartially, even sacrificing their own opinions & attitudes in obedience to the laws of the land.
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