POLS Notes 1.18

POLS Notes 1.18 - POLS 1101 Notes 1/18 Gunning Key...

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Notes 1/18 Gunning Key Concepts: What is Power? o Causing another to act in a desired manner Different Forms of power o Persuasion: Convincing someone that they should do something (anti-smoking labels). o Legal Coercion: Requiring employees to dress or talk in a certain way as a condition of their employment (Welcome to Moe’s!) o Illegal Coercion: Private Citizens are not allowed to extort or kidnap their citizens. “Politics” o What do we mean by the word “politics”? o Word is used in a variety of contexts such as “office politics,” “family politics” and of course “government politics” o Described as a non-violent process of settling disputed questions that is legitimate for parties involved. o Politics is a process that produces an outcome. Some players will have more influence than others Some players will win and others will lose Some players will use strategies and tactics If the process is followed the outcome has legitimacy What does government do? o
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