Political Obligation

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'Power to' - Hobbes
'the capacity to get what is in ones interest' - Eg. We can fulfil our capacity to learn to play the piano.
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'Power over' - Dahl
'when you get someone to do something they would not otherwise do. Eg. A robber can make us give them our money by pointing a gun at us.
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Political Obligation
The set of duties that we have to our politial authority
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One Dimentional Power
Dahl's view of being able to get others to act as they would not usually, where both parties recognise their different interests.
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Two Dimentional Power
Involves the subtle manipulation of choices avaliable. Eg - a Politician may presetn his voter with only two options when there are three. Because he doesnt like the other.
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Authority
the RIGHT to rule
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Power
the ABILITY to rule
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Traditional Authority
Based on a custom or tradition Eg. Patriachal Family.
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Charismatic Authority
Rest on particular qualities that an individual may possess. Eg. Jesus
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'when you get someone to do something they would not otherwise do. Eg. A robber can make us give them our money by pointing a gun at us.

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'Power over' - Dahl

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The set of duties that we have to our politial authority

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Dahl's view of being able to get others to act as they would not usually, where both parties recognise their different interests.

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Card 5

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Involves the subtle manipulation of choices avaliable. Eg - a Politician may presetn his voter with only two options when there are three. Because he doesnt like the other.

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