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World Politics Ch. 4: Power
Terms in this set (11)
The ability to determine or influence the decisions or behavior of government officials.
People who have prominent positions either in government or in nongovernmental organizations and professions that have a real effect on government actions.
The ability to control or determine political outcomes on a regular basis with a maximum degree of political power.
The capacity to affect government decisions, actions, or behavior without fully controlling them.
The earned or given right to rule. An important source of government power.
When the people obey the authority because they are regard it as obligatory or exemplary.
Government in which one person rules.
Government which is ruled by a few (< or = 20)
Totalitarianism (Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union)
A form of authoritarianism in which the governments domination of politics, the economy, and society is virtually total. Individuals have few, if any, rights or freedoms.
Modern democracies are governed in practice by elites who are accountable to the people.
The illegal or unethical use of a political position to provide special advantages for individuals or groups.
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