the ways in which power is used in all societies so that they can maintain themselves collectively over time
the Ability to exercise one's will over others, that is, to cause individuals or groups to take actions that, of their own accord, they might otherwise not take
power can exist without authority
the socially approved use of power
based on : honor, status, knowledge, ability. respect, and or/ the holding of formal public office.
shared values and beliefs that legitimize the distribution and uses of power and authority in a particular society
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