Write short answers of the following questions in about 150-200 words each: (1×15 = 15 Marks)
Explain the concept of power. Distinguish between two kinds of power: coercion and authority.
Answer the following questions in about 250-300 words each: (2×20= 40 Marks)
Distinguish among power, prestige and authority. What are the different ways in which an authority may gain legitimacy? Why does a changing society face crises of legitimacy?
In a classic analysis of power, Weber distinguished three bases on which individuals or groups gain acceptance as legitimate authorities: tradition, extraordinary personal qualities (known as charisma), and legal rules. Discuss each of them.
How do Elitist, Pluralist and Marxists theories define power?