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The ability of one person to cause another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions
Power when used to determine who will hold government office and how government will behave
conferring political power on those selected by the voters in competitive elections
A political system in which the choices of the political leaders are closely constrained by the preferences of the people
A sociologist who emphasized the phenomenon of bureaucracy in explaining political developments
A political system in which local citizens are empowered to govern themselves directly
A political system in which those affected by a governmental program must be permitted to participate in the program's formulation
An economist who defined democracy as the competitive struggle by political leaders for the people's vote
A term used to describe three different political systems in which the people are said to rule, directly or indirectly
Direct or Participatory Democracy
A political system in which all or most citizens participate directly by either holding office or making policy
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