- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Power that is seen as legitimate by those who posses it and those who are subjected to it.

Longer explanation

Why do we listen to the boss? Why do we accept the decisions of the president? Why do we turn to certain people in times of crisis? The answer lies in the notion of ...

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