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Ideal Types of Authority

Ideal Types of Authority Who is most likely to accept authority as legitimate and adhere to it? People have a greater tendency to accept authority as legitimate if they are economically or politically dependent on those who hold power. They may also accept authority more readily if it reflects their own beliefs and values (Turner, Beeghley, and Powers, 2002). Weber’s outline…

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Power and Authority

Power and Authority Power is the ability of persons or groups to achieve their goals despite opposition from others (Weber. 1968/l922). Through the use of persuasion. authority. or force. some people are able to get others to acquiesce to their demands. Consequently, power is a social relationship that involves both leaders and followers. Power is also a dimension in the structure…

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Politics And Government in Global Perspective

Politics And Government in Global Perspective Even as a massive financial crisis descended upon the United States and other nations of the world in the autumn of 2008 and Congress approved massive government bailouts of billions of dollars, media audiences were drawn to pseudo-news programs and political comedy on television (rather than mainstream media) to learn about the consequences of the…

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Politics, Power and Authority

Politics, Power and Authority Politics is the social institution through which power is acquired and exercised by some people and groups. In contemporary societies, the government is the primary political system. Government is the formal organization that has the legal and political authority to regulate the relationships among members of a society and between the society and those outside its borders. Some social…

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Politics And Government in Global Perspective

Politics And Government in Global Perspective you think that mainstream TV news is boring? Does the idea of sitting down to watch NewsHour with Jim Lehrer make you yawn … just thinking about it? If so, you’re not alone n fact, this is now the norm among the college-aged demographic. A recent article [notes] that many young adults eschew traditional…

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