Vocabulary for Chapter 1
- What Is Power and How Is It Exercised?
- How Does Power Relate to Authority?
- What Gives a Ruler Legitimacy?
- The Purposes of Government: Order, Protection, and Public Goods
- The Building Blocks of Government: Coercion and Revenue Collection
- Who Should Rule: The One, the Few, or the Many?
- The Governments of Modern Nation-States
- Political Activity Has a Purpose
- Political Activity Involves Collective Action
- Horse Trading: Winning by Giving to Get
- Walkout: Winning by Refusing to Play
- Power Struggle: Winning by Being Smarter and Stronger than the Opposition
- Demolition Derby: Winning by Wiping Out the Opposition
- Civil Disobedience: Winning by Shaming the Opposition