Politics Vocabulary

Politics Vocabulary - 11 Balance of power – what one does...

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Politics Vocabulary 1. Political culture – the ways and means that a country behaves politically 2. Polyarchy – government by the many (USA was the first in the world); one society that is more democratic than others 3. Monarchy – rulership by one person 4. Oligarchy – rulership by a few 5. Democracy (demos-kratia) – rulership by all 6. Polygamy – plural wives 7. Polyandry – plural husbands 8. Politics – a human relationship which involves influence and power 9. Influence situations – situations in which you stand to do something to get what you want 10. Power situations – stand to do something in which you may lose something; very coercive (little or no influence of choice)
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Unformatted text preview: 11. Balance of power – what one does, the other does; distribution of power equally 12. Statesman – the person who knows what political resources to use in certain situations 13. Private politics – conflicts between people on an individual basis 14. Rule of behavior – 15. Politicized – matters of public concern 16. Public politics – involve a lot of people 17. Government – to make rules of behavior ( laws ) binding on everyone in society 18. FOIA – Freedom of Information Act (1967, 1978, 1992) 19. Majority Rule – all conflicts over the policies of government are settled by a majority of citizens or voters....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL 100 taught by Professor Kornberg during the Spring '08 term at Rider.

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