Politics - Chapter Power, Authority, and Violence Power...

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Chapter Power, Authority, and Violence Power – Ability to get your way - Authority – Legitimate Power (Just) - Coercion – Illegitimate Power (Unjust) Authority and Legitimate Violence The Government Also referred to as “the state” claims a monopoly on legitimate force or violence Three Types of Authority Traditional Authority Authority based on custom (i.e. royalty, tribal groups) Rational-Legal Authority Authority based on written rules (i.e. bureaucratic, USA) Charismatic Authority People are drawn, recognizing such leaders “as if” gods; threat Types of Governments Monarchies : kings and queens, royalty Democracies : placing decisions in the hands of the people Dictatorships (indiv) (group): Individuals/groups that seize power and dictate their will onto the citizens. Totalitarianism: Total control by the government US Political System Primaries Pre-elections; each party decides its candidate Voting Patterns Social Integration People feel like they have a stake Alienation and Apathy Gain less from system causing alienation
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