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POL 103 – MIDTERM EXAM Political Systems : allocation of value (binding distribution of interest) Structural functionalism : is what addresses what social functions various elements of the social system perform in regard to the entire system Liberal democracy : It is a representative democracy in which the ability of the elected representatives to exercise decision-making power is subject to the rule of law, and moderated by a constitution that emphasizes the protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals, and which places constraints on the leaders Regime : is the form of government: the set of rules, both formal (ex. constitution) and informal (common law) that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society. Authority legitimacy : popular acceptance of a governing regime or law as an authority.\ Weber's three sources : *Charismatic authority. Legitimacy based on the charisma of the leader, often partly based on the perception that this leader has certain extra or supernatural attributes. Example: a tribal chieftain
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POL 105 taught by Professor Kincaid during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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ReviewSHeet - POL 103 MIDTERM EXAM Political Systems:...

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