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the ability of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first persons intentions.

Power

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the right to use power, the exercise of rightful power

Authority

3

the right to exercise power is vested in a governmental office. (president, senator, federal judge)

Formal authority

4

political authority conferred by law or by a state or national constitution

Legitimacy

5

a government in which all or most citizens participate directly

Direct (participatory) democracy

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a government In which leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote. (the elitist theory of democracy)

Representative democracy

7

Republican form of government

representative democracy

8

policy choices that appear on the ballot ( the only way to ensure that the “will of the people” prevails.

Referendum issues