Comparative Politics: State Characteristics

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According to Weber, a State can be described as a human organization that successfully claims a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within a certain ________.


What is the main characteristic of a State according to the text?

Monopoly of violence

What does infrastructural power of a State measure according to Michael Mann?

What a State can make its people do

In the context of the text, what is defined as the complete set of interest groups within a society and its interactions?

Political system

Which aspect of the State encompasses more than just the geographical aspect, as mentioned in the text?


Test your knowledge on the main characteristics of a State according to the field of comparative politics, focusing on the role of the State and its monopoly on legitimate use of physical force within a territory.

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