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the right to use power
authority
appointed officials who poerate government from day to day
bureaucrats
political system in which people are said to rule directly or indirectly
democracy
a democratic gvt. where its decisions will serve the "true interest" of the people
Democratic centralism
aka communism/dictatorship
democratic centralism
political system where citizens participate directly by holding office or making policy
direct/participatory democracy
group of people who possess a disproportionate share of some value: money or political power
elite
political authority conferred by law, public opinion, or constitution
legitimacy
people who believe that those who control the economic sysetm also control the political one.
marxists
competition among all affected interests shapes public policy.
pluralist
gvt. where there are many elite, never one dominate
pluralist
government directly run by the people
representative democracy
means you were sent by god
divine right
where the church checks your legitimacy
divine right
keeps people happy; listens to majority of what people want; ignores minorities; not all peopke are smart/educated
majority
causes conflicts; also, leaders are elected by voting
direct/participatory democracy
decisions are made quicker with this type of gvt.
democratic centralism
what are the two basic questions?
who governs? and to what end?
gvt. by god
theocracy
aka republic
representative
gvt where they elect who we want to run the class. aka republic, can vote people out, very competative elections, the gct. wil mediate not mirror pub. opinion, people tend to lack knowledge
representative
certain people have more influence the others
leadism
believed we had to get rid of the wealthy (elite)
Karl Marx
believed in bureaucrats
max weber