Theories of Power

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Question 1

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What types of authority did Weber say there were?
Answer
  • Traditional
  • Charismatic
  • Patriarchal
  • Legal-Rational

Question 2

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Marxists think that only the Elite have power in Capitalist system.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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What did Marxist Miliband say?
Answer
  • That the state always works to the advantage and in the interests of the Elite, despite the checks/balances in place.
  • There will be a 'Withering of the State'.
  • The Gov. ensures there is no threat to Capitalism - even Labour.

Question 4

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MARXIST Althusser said that the Ideological State Apparatus and Repressive State Apparatus are used for legitimation - maintaining the Elite's dominance.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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How did GRAMSCI say that the Elite maintained their dominance?
Answer
  • They gain their HEGEMONY by making sure that their values are widely excepted - through the media e.g. films, newspapers.
  • They also use the Ideological State Apparatus to do this e.g. church.
  • Keep us in a state of 'bemused satisfaction' through entertainment - not challenge the inequalities - distracting us from them.
  • Use the Repressive State Apparatus.