ch 11 sociology notes - Ferrante Ch 11 Political systems...

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Ferrante – Ch. 11: Political systems and Power 1 22:03:06 22:03:06 I. Introduction II. Power and Authority a. Definition of politics : the getting and using of power to make decisions that are binding on others. b. Political system : the institution that regulates the use of and access to power that is essential to articulating and realizing individual, local, regional, national, or international interests. c. Power- ability to exercise one’s will over other people i. Legitimate power- has social approval ii. Illegitimate power - does not have social approval d. Authority : legitimate power exercised in a public or official capacity. e. Weber’s “Types of Authority” i. Traditional authority- rests on some time-honored traditions, customs, etc; rules by tradition; ex old British monarchy ii. Legal-Rational authority- rests on belief in legality of enacted rules and the right of those elevated under such authority to issue commands; rules are based on reason, not tradition; power resides with the position, not the
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Fall '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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