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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Sociology [21st Aug, 2017] – Day 32

  • August 21, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Sociology [21st Aug, 2017] – Day 32

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Write short answers of the following questions in about 150-200 words each: (1×15 = 15 Marks)

  1. 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)

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. How do Elitist, Pluralist and Marxists theories define power?

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