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A Political System is complex set of relations that should be broken down into small clusters in order to carry out a detailed study and a manner that would extract the essence out of each link and bridge In a political system theres no rights and wrongs the only thing that really matters is where to use each element and each policy Thats what makes the study of political systems of one the major divisions of the social sciences A simple definition of power could be the ability both to demand that people do something and to say how a thing should be done or organized Authority however is where power is granted by consent and when an individual or committee is said to have authority the reason that justifies this authority is known as legitimacy In general the government has authority because it has legitimacy through tradition as Parliament has existed for hundreds of years charisma as many people may follow a President or Prime Minister or any other Political or sometimes social leader through the strength and attraction of his personality and democratically through the people as they vote in elections for the party they wish to form the government An example of an organization that has power but not necessarily authority would be the Mafia which exercise their power by sometimes using violence and force or money status education or sex In Liberal Democracies such as the UK power is split into three types legislative power which is the power to make laws executive power which is the power to implement laws and judicial power which is the power to interpret laws The political authority is the driver that perfectly runs all the political policies and interventions The authority in the political field is granted by a general approval and consensus - in a democracy - but sometimes the totalitarian regime transforms this legitimate authority into a coercive power that crushes
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