Sociology: Politics & Government

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Mr. Mullan's sociology class!


 
  
Created Jan 14, 2009
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authority
 
power that people perceive as ligitimate rather than coercive
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traditional authority
 
power legitimized through respect for long established cultural patterns
3
political revolution
 
over throw of one political system in order to establish another
4
democracy
 
a type of political system in which gives power to the people as a whole
5
monarchy
 
a type of political system in which a single family rules from generation to generation
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authoritarianism
 
a political system in which denies popular participation in government
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politics
 
distributes power, sets society's agenda, and makes decisions
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welfare state
 
a range of government agencies and programs that provides benefits to the population
9
socialism
 
econ. system in which natural resources and the means of producing goods and services are collectively...
10
dictatorship
 
one man controls everything
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rational/legal
 
government of laws
12
totalitarian
 
highly centralized political system that extensively regulates people's lives
13
fascist
 
totalitarian nationalist and corporatist ideology
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theocracy
 
form of gov't in which God or a diety is being recognized a supreme civil ruler
15
lobby
 
interest groups: fight for rights on certain issues (NRA, MADD, etc.)
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special interest groups
 
political alliance of people interested in some economic and social issue
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PACs
 
organizations formed by special-interest groups, independent of political parties, to pursue...
18
charismatic authority
 
government of men
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bureaucracy
 
model designed to perform tasks efficiently
20
state terrorism
 
use of violence by government officials
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coercion
 
the act of compelling by force of authority
22
power-elite
 
analysis of politics that sees power as concentrated among the rich
23
power
 
ability to achieve desired ends despite resistance from others
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nuclear proliferation
 
everyone is getting nuclear weapons
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causes of war
 
perceived threats, social problems, political objectives, moral objectives, absense of alternatives


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