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Authority
The right to use power
Bureaucratic View
View that government is dominated by appointed officials.
Democracy
The rule of the many
Direct (Participatory) Democracy
A government in which all or most citizens participate directly.
Elite
Persons who possess a disproportionate share of some valued resource, like money or power.
Legitimacy
Political authority conferred by law or by state or national constitution.
Marxist View
View that the government is dominated by the capitalists.
Pluralist View
The belief that the competition among all affected interests shapes public policy.
Power
The ability of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions.
Power Elite View
View that the government is dominated by a few top leaders, most of whom are outside of government.
Representative Democracy
A government in which leaders make decisions by winning a competitive struggle for the popular vote.