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Chapter 1 Politics and Power

PLEASE NOTE: This book is currently in draft form; material is not final.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Why people don’t like politics, and why politics matters
  • Why we have government
  • What keeps government legitimate in the eyes of people
  • How governments use power
  • How governments have evolved over time