Chapter 14 Notes

Chapter 14 Notes - Anjelie Patidar Chapter 14 11/ 2/ 05...

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Anjelie Patidar Chapter 14 11/ 2/ 05 CHAPTER 14: POWER, AUTHORITY, AND THE STATE Government- social institution that has formal authority to distribute power, allocate resources, make decisions for the society, and regulate relationships between the society’s members as well as between the society itself and other societies State- sole political entity with the legally recognized right to use force within its territory Authority- power perceived as rightful or legitimate by those being led; Three ideal types of authority: rational-legal, traditional, charismatic Rational-Legal Authority- bestowed by legally enacted rules, regulations, or contract; most often found in governments and organizations that are organized bureaucratically; predominates in modern, industrial societies because it provides the efficiency and predictability that’s such societies require Traditional Authority- bestowed by custom; legitimacy of the leader’s authority derives from members’ adherence to a belief in the sanctity of tradition
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SO 100 taught by Professor Rizova during the Fall '05 term at BU.

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Chapter 14 Notes - Anjelie Patidar Chapter 14 11/ 2/ 05...

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