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Face 2 agenda setting the ability to decide what

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Face 2: Agenda-setting, the ability to decide what decisions need to be made.  Face 3: The ability to shape people’s interests. Authority is a special case of power Authority is legitimate power Where do authority and power come from? Democracy Citizen/Subject consent  Force Divine right/Religious authority Money “The state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”  (Max Weber, 1918) The state is made up of the government (elected or otherwise)  and the civil service (all public officials) Authority backed by legal systems & force (police, military) Many, but not all, states today are nation-states
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Some states call on nationalism as a source of authority Successful states are sovereign Sovereignty is the undisputed political rule of a state over a given territorial area Sovereignty may be an object of struggle (e.g. Native Americans in the US) States that lack sovereignty are “failed states” Citizenship is the membership a political community, along with the rights and duties associated with that membership. A legal status An identity A set of rights and duties Very few people today are without legal citizenship, but some may be without citizenship rights The “social contract”: individuals give up some freedoms so that the state can protect their physical well-being and their rights. T.H. Marshall: Three Sets of Citizenship Rights Civil Rights—freedom of religion, equality, property rights Political Rights Social Rights Is a welfare state necessary for full realization of citizenship rights?
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  • Fall '11
  • Schall
  • Law, Political Philosophy, citizenship rights, Citizenship Rights Civil, right/Religious authority Money, authority Successful states

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