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36
School:
Riverside City College
Course:
Soc 1 - Intro to Sociology
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Chapter 13 Politics and the Economy in Global Perspective What role did Africa in particular the DRC the world wide division of labor rubber ivory to be used in making piano keys billiard balls snuff boxes palm oil a machine oil lubricant and an ingredient in soaps such as Palmolive coffee cocoa lumber diamonds copper cobalt needed to manufacture jet engines industrial diamonds zinc silver gold manganese needed to make steel and aluminum dry cell batteries coltan a heat resistant mineral used in cell phones laptops and Playstations uranium needed to generate atomic energy and fuel the atomic bomb Chapter Outline Politics Power and Authority Political Systems in Global Perspective Perspectives on Power and Political Systems The U S Political System Chapter Outline Economic Systems in Global Perspective Work in the Contemporary United States Politics and the Economy in the Future The Belgian colonists viewed and treated the Congolese like animals as beasts of burden forcing them to carry or push loads long distances Urbain Ureel Billion Barrels Source U S Department of Energy 2007 Politics Power and Authority Politics is the social institution through which power is acquired and exercised by some people and groups Government is the formal organization that has the legal and political authority to regulate relationships among members of a society and between the society and those outside its borders Power Power Is the ability of persons or groups to achieve their goals despite opposition from others through the use of persuasion authority or forces some people are able to get others to submit to their demands Ideal Types of Authority Traditional Kings Queens Emperors religious dignitaries Charismatic power legitimized on the base of leaders exceptional personal quality politicians soldiers entertainers Rational legal authority is power legitimized by law or written rules and regulation elected officials Political Systems in Global Perspective Political institutions



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