rulers are seen as right and proper
legitimacy
answerable only to God
divine right of kings
the government makes and carries out decisions
Politics
internal order through police and legal system
maintain order
power to act within its territory
sovereignty
attempt to balance the public good
Public Good
clearly defined border
territory
political unit with the power to make and enforce laws
state
formal institutions and processes
Government
government's authority
Power
law
legislation
court systems and judges
judicial