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Power and politics


Power ­ is a force, coercion and repression used to gain compliance.
Authority ­ power is used by superiors, force is not necessary but is the ultimate sanction if
authority fails.
Legitimacy ­ power becomes authority, the majority of people see those in power as rightfully…

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means of production. political elite. than the other.

Social Change takes place
change through Change takes place when Change takes place gradually as

class conflict. middle class are recruited improvements are seen to be

by the elites. necessary.

Intense state autonomy ­ The state has different views from the…


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