43. C. Wright Mills, in the
argues that during the course of the 20
century a process of institutional centralization
occurred in the _______, _________, and ________.
________ is a form of legitimate power that has widespread social approval and is obeyed because people believe that those who
exercise it have a right to do so.
The definition of power used in class lecture is credited to sociologist, _________________.
46. The underlying assumptions of ______________are: religion is irrational, people who believe are irrational and as the world
becomes more rational, guided by scientific knowledge rather than superstition, religion is destined to disappear.
Sociologists use the term ________ to refer to all of the formal political institutions of any society.
In the United States these
include the three branches of government, _________, _________ and ________; along with the _____________ that support the
work of each branch.