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Forms of authority

world history

QuestionAnswer
Nationalism Define feelings of loyalty and commitment to one's own nation,
Power Define weber explains is the ability to control others, even to the point of being able to make them do something against their own desires and interests
Coercive Power define threatens to punish those who disobey
Ethnocentrism matching belief that one's own is the best nation or group
Sovereignty matching supreme power in a sphere of influence
Power Matching it is the right to control others
the problem with power is how to distribute it true
Governments regulate life and death of its citizens through laws true
Control of the military and police forces is not central to the existence of a nation false
the rise of an armed force outside the control of the national government raises the threat of revolution or civil war true
weber believed coercion by itself is the most effective way to control people false
legitimacy matching means rulers must be recognized as having the right to control people
Authority matching is the recognized right to exercise power
Economic systems institutions designed to meet the physical needs of people true
Economic systems work independently from the government false
traditional Authority is based on long held belief of society it is usually inherited or based on wisdom that the elderly possess and society considers the rightful leaders
charismatic authority legitimacy is based on charisma, based on personal appeal the power disappears when the individual is gone
Rational-legal authority the source of authority is in the position, not the person certain rights, privileges, and obligations come with the office and behavior is expected to be appropriate for the position
Interest groups matching organizations formed expressly to influence political action
Created by: Aaliyahlorenzen
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