Defining Power

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  • Power - "The probability of persons or groups carrying out their own will even when opposed by others" Max Weber.
  • Coercion - "That is power based upon the use or threat of force. People are forced to do as they are told under threat or punishment." Max Weber
  • Authority - "In this respect, people comply with the wishes of others not because they are threatened orforced, but because they see the power of the person making a demand as legitimate – that the person making a demand has a right and proper expectation that their command will be obeyed." Max Weber
  • Charasmatic Authority - "People obey because of the


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