POWER AND GOVERNMENT
Definitions of power vary, usually denoting an ability to control the actions others, even against respect to government, power, refers to the ability of individuals or groups to control the decisionmaking process.
The. struggle.'fl1t power is often a co ltest , tween organizatjons. A of committees (PACs) of legislators th y disk . The calls for a higher minimum wage; and the National Chamber of Commerce assails high wages as the cause of The National Organization for Women battles the Moral Majority over voluntary abortion. The struggle for power is between highly organized groups. When a lobbyist seeks to legislator, the legislator's prime questiott is, How many votes does the-lobbyist represent ? If individuals are powerful, it is usually because of the organized groups they represent.