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Discipline
A field of study, often represented by an academic department or major
Methodology
the techniques for studying questions objectively
Political power
ability of one person to get another to do something
Legitimacy
Mass feeling that the government's rule is rightful and should be obeyed
Sovereignty
A national government's being boss on its own turf, the last word in law in that country
Authority
Political leaders' ability to command respect and exercise power
Culture
Human behavior that is learned as opposed to inherited
Rational
Based on the ability to reason
Irrational
Based on the power of fears and myth to cloud reason
Quantify
to measure with numbers
Hypothesis
An initial theory a researcher starts with, to be proved by evidence
empirical
based on observable evidence
Scholarship
intellectual arguments supported by reason and evidence.