The Nature of Power, Politics and Government

Chapter 1  The Nature of Power, Politics, and Government 

1. An independent country in which people share a common culture is called? 

2. Which term is defined here? 

 “right to exercise supreme power and authority over a region, a group, or oneself 

3. List some  examples  of a public good?

4. What are some  essential features of political activity?

5. When people call someone Machiavellian, they usually mean that person is

6. What is an example of an individual who  exercises  power without authority?

7. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks went to jail rather than give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Her action was an   example of what kind of political activity?

8. What are considered the basic building blocks of government? 

9. A ruler’s legitimacy depends mainly on what factors?

10. What is a type of political action most likely to involve horse trading?

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