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The ability of one person to get another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions.
Power
The right to use power.
Authority
Poltical authrity conferred by law, public opinion, or constitution.
Legitimacy
A term used to discribe a political system in which the people are said to rule, directly or indirectly.
Democracy
A political system in which all or most citizens participate directly by either holding office or making policy.
Direct or Participatory democracy
A political system in which leaders and representatives acquire political power by means of competitive struggle for the people's vote.
Representative democracy
An identifiable group of persons who possess a disproportionate share of some values resource- such as money or political power.
Elite
People who believe that those who control the economic system also control the political one.
Marxists
The appointed officials who opperate government angencies from day to day.
Bureaucrats
A theory that competition among all affected interests shapes public policy.
Pluralist