Poli Sci Midterm Study Guide
1. What is political power? How can it be exercised?
Political power is the ability of an individual or group of people to have jurisdiction
over the laws that citizens must follow. Politicians influence over
Midterm Study Guide- Terms, Concepts, and Cases
Definition of power: If A has power over B, then A can get B to do something he would nt have originally done by himself.
Types of Power:
Brute Force (police power)
Economic Incentives (taxes, money for
Poli 10 Study Guide
Parties and Elections:
- Costs of voting - Time (transaction/information costs) to register/reregister after moving, to cast
a ballot, to acquire and decipher information.
- Costs of voting (generalized) - opportunity costs