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