2. DEFINITION POWER
is the ability to influence another.
involves three interrelated concepts:
Refers to the people’s perception that their government rules
rightfully, thus must be obeyed.
The ability of a national government to be sole leader, which has
the last word of law in that society
It’s the political leader’s ability to command respect and exercise
4. 3 DIMENSIONS OF POWER
A.Power as decision- making
B.Power as agenda setting
C.Power as thought control
5. POWERAS DECISION- MAKING
power is perceived as the influence on the content of
decisions.Who decides, what to be made and how to execute such
decision all involve power.
POWER AS AGENDA SETTING
power involves the ability to set or control political agenda,
highlighting one at the exclusion of other issues.
POWER ASTHOUGHT CONTROL
power is seen as an ideological indoctrination or a
psychological control where one has the ability to change or shape
how another thinks or behaves.
AUTHORITY IS BASED ON ACCEPTANCE OF AND HIGH
REGARD OFTRADITIONS. MONARCHIES ARE EXAMPLES OF
AUTHORITY IS BASED ON IMPERSONAL RULES AND
REGULATIONS. PEOPLE OBEYTHROUGH A LEGITIMATE
COMMAAND FROMTHE LEADER.
OBEDIENCE IS BASED ON PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF
A LEADER, WHOSE QUALITIES ARE CONSIDEREDTO BE