Create a definition of power that describes the power that national governments have.

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Evaluating Power

Answer the following questions about power and government.

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1.     Create a definition of power that describes the power that national governments have.

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2.     Consider each of the situations below. Decide if each one is a legitimate or illegitimate use of power, and explain each of your decisions.

A government that is elected by the people raises taxes.

 

A government court sentences someone to death.

 

An assassin kills an elected leader.

 

A group of military officers takes over the government of a country.

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3.     Make a list of two people and two institutions that have power over you. Explain why you think each has this power.

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4.     National governments have more power than any other human institution in the world. Why do you think this is the case?

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5.     Which theory of power do you find most convincing? Write a paragraph explaining why you think it does the best job of describing power. Use examples from your reading and observations to support your position.

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