Flashcards in Chapter 17 Deck (22):
institutionalized power that is recognized by the people over whom it is exercised
power made legitimate by a leader's exceptional personal or emotional appeal to his or her followers.
in a literal sense, government by the people.
government in which one person has nearly total power to make and enforce laws.
view of society as being ruled by a small group of individuals who share a common set of political and economic interests.
actual or threatened use of coercion to impose one's will on others.
exercise of power through a process of persuasion
a form of government headed by a single member of a royal family, usually a king, queen, or some other hereditary ruler.
form of government in which a few individuals rule.
absence of war, or more broadly, a proactive effort to develop cooperative relations among nations.
view of society in which many competing groups within the community have access to government, so that no single group is dominant.
social institution that is founded on a recognized set of procedures for implementing and achieving society's goals.
Harold Lasswell's words, "who gets what, when, and how."
ability to exercise one's will over others.
small group of military, industrial, and government leaders who control the fate of the United States.
Power made legitimate by law.
form of government in which certain individuals are selected to speak for the people.
Effort by the indigenous people of Hawai'i to win self-government, as well as the restoration of-or compensation for- their ancestral lands.
use of threat of violence against random or symbolic targets in pursuit of political aims.
virtually complete government control and surveillance over all aspects of a society's social and political life.
Legitimate power conferred by custom and accepted practice.