Flashcards in SY3 Understanding Politics Deck (228)
The battles or struggles for power between different social groups and individuals
The capacity to get your own way in society.
Term used to describe attempts to socially resist powerful groups. (Manuel Castells)
Power arising from force or the threat of force. (Weber)
Legitimate power based on consent, where people voluntarily submit to the will of others. (Weber)
Where power becomes authority. People see existing power structures as right and acceptable
Authority derived from the power of the personality and persuasiveness of leaders. (Weber)
Authority derived from a belief in long-standing customs. (Weber)
Legal rational authority
Authority based on laws, rules and regulations
The power to make, influence and implement decisions which affect other people (Lukes)
The power to set agendas and therefore limit what's being discussed. Also called 'non-decision making' (Lukes)
The power to shape people's minds i.e. 'ideological power' (Lukes)
Government or rule by the people.
A form of democracy where all citizens or members of a community make the decisions themselves ('participatory democracy').
Where the government allows the public a vote on a question about a particular issue or policy. (e.g. membership of the EU)
An indirect form of democracy where the people regularly elect representatives in free and fair elections
A special form of representative democracy associated with respect for diversity and civil liberties
Personal and social freedoms which are guaranteed by law e.g. 'freedom of speech'
Countries where the people's participation in political affairs is denied or severely restricted (i.e. the opposite of democracy)
Rule by a single individual or political entity (e.g. Hitler's Third Reich)
A society where the Royal Family rule (e.g. Saudi Arabia)
Rule by the military (e.g. Burma)
Rule by religious leaders (e.g. Iran)
A term used to describe the most extreme forms of authoritarian government that rule through all encompassing propaganda, brutality and terror (e.g. North Korea)
The great firewall of China
A term used to describe the attempts by the Chinese government to censor the internet within China
A 19thC working class social movement which campaigned for every man to be given the vote in the UK
Were members of women's organization (right to vote) movements in the late 19th and early 20th century
Means the right to vote (also known as the 'franchise')
When all members of the adult population have the right to vote