6 Political Power

6.1    An Overview of Political Power

how political power is analysed in this book: chapter structure

6.2   Political Ideologies and Approaches to Change

political beliefs, ideas about government, party policy

6.3   Political Systems, Performance and Legitimacy

authoritarianism, democracy, their legitimacy, behaviour of politicians

6.4   Political Pressures

pressures on politicians: public, media, business, interest groups

6.5   Representation and Consultation

representing the people, consulting them, finding out what they want

6.6   Political Subsidiarity

domains of political control, sovereignty, co-operation

6.7   Major Issues Requiring Political Negotiation

controversial political issues, areas of disagreement

6.8   Ensuring that Politicians Serve the People

political accountability, getting the best out of politicians



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