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Politics

Concerned with the distribution of power and resources in society

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Power

Ability to get other people to do what you want them to do

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Authority

Power that citizens view as legitimate, right

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Legitimacy

Accepted as right, agreed upon

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Government

Organization for exercising authority over a body of people

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Economics

Concerned with production and distribution of society's wealth

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Capitalism

-All means used to produce material resources are privately owned
-Individuals decide on production and distribution

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Regulated capitalism

-Maintains capitalist economy, individual freedom from government interference
-Allows government to regulate economy to guarantee procedural rights

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Socialist economy

-Economic decisions made by politicians
-Base on judgment of what society needs

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Social democracy

-Values of equality promoted by socialism can be brought about by democratic reform
-Attempt to fulfill substantive guarantees and procedural guarantees of fair rules

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Monarchy

Vests ultimate power in one person, believe God or some other high power has designated they person as a divine representative of earth

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Theocracy

God/deity speaks through voice of earthly appointee such as pope or prophet

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Oligarchy

Sovereignty grounded in a party or group

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Fascism

State is sovereign, run by dictator for glory of the state

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Totalitarian

-Authoritarian government with a socialist economy

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Authoritarian capitalism

-Capitalist economy with stringent social regulations

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Elite democracy

-Democracy in which individuals elect a representative
-No further governmental participation

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Pluralistic democracy

-System emphasizing importance of groups with similar views vs. individual

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Republic

Individuals elect representatives to determine laws and settle issues

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Social contract

-Give up some rights on exchange for protection of the rest

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Participatory democracy

-Each individual has right to control all circumstances of lives
-Direct democratic participation should take place in all