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power
The ability of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions.
authority
the right to use power
legitimacy
political authority conferred by law, public opinion or constitution
Democracy
A term used to describe a political system in which the people are said to rule, directly or indirectly.
direct or participation democracy
A political system in which all or most citizens participate directly bt either holding office or making policy.
Elite
An identifiable group of persons who posses a disproportionate share of some valued resource
Marxists
People who believe that those who controlled the political one.
bureaucrats
The appointed officials who operate government agencies from day to day
Pluralist
A theory that competition among all affected interests shapes public policy.
representative democracy
a political system in which leaders and representatives acquire political power by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote.