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Political authority is vested in the_________


Question

Political authority is vested in the_________

Options

A) state

B) judiciary

C) government

D) armed forces


The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

Political authority can be defined as the power to control and direct the behaviour of people who live within a person or groups of persons’ area of influence. Political authority grants members of a government the right to rule over citizens using coercion if necessary (i.e., political legitimacy), while imposing an obligation for the citizens to obey government orders (i.e., political obligation).

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  • Political authority can be defined as the power to control and direct the behaviour of people who live within a person or groups of persons’ area of influence. Political authority grants members of a government the right to rule over citizens using coercion if necessary (i.e., political legitimacy), while imposing an obligation for the citizens to obey government orders (i.e., political obligation).