Political Soc 1 - Power, Society and Social Science

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Political Sociology   “The branch of sociology which is concerned  with the  social causes and consequences of given power  distributions within or between societies, and  with the  social and political conflicts that lead to  changes in the  allocation of power.”                                         - Oxford Dictionary of 
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Bertrand Russell: 1.Power is a special form of influence. 1.Power and wealth are inextricably connected. 3.  Power is never equally distributed. 4.  Power exists in all human relationships –  families, organizations, communities, and  nations. 
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The problem of social order
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Coercion and the Problem of Social Order Coercion theorists view people as selfish,  hedonistic  and power-seeking. According to this view, people obey because  failure to  do so may result in punishment.  The basis of  social  order is force.
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 290 taught by Professor Jeffwilhelms during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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