Places and Forms of Power (what is it the power ? (capacity to do…
Places and Forms of Power
what is it the power ?
capacity to do something
the legal capacity to do something
domination on someone
Authorities within a state.
How does the power practice itself ?
Institutional places of the power
Queen Elisabeth II is on the throne since 1952.
She is the head of the executive, judicial power, the army and the Church of England.
Her political role is minority.
The prime minister has more power than the queen.
He is chosen by the majority political party elected.
The both Houses of the Parliament :
The House of Commons which votes the laws. The members are elected every 5 years.
The House of Lords which debates on the member's decisions. The lords inherit their place from father to soon or are chosen by a monarch.
the both main political party:
the Tory party
the Labour party
United States of America
Is a federal State with 50 states.
It's a democracy, the Constitution wrote in 1787.
The executive authority
by the president elected every 4 years. He lives in the White House in Washington D.C.
The legislative power :
The House of Representatives with 435 representatives
the Senate: 2 senators by state
The judiciary power :
9 judges elected by the president for life.
The both main political party:
The Democratic Party
The Republican Party
Others forms of power
The freedom of press is crucial in the English-speaking countries. The press forbids the government to restrain its freedom.
The press is qualified as the Fourth Estate.
The freedom of speech is fundamental. It permits the freedom of press and sometimes it generates scandals. (Exemple of the resign of Nixon in 1974)
The artistic expression
to rebel itself
Art is a way to express its feelings. The art has an extraordinary power to ask and to show the world from different angles.
The slaves' songs generate the creation of blues.
Hip-Hop and Rap descended from Work songs.
the artist Bansky makes paintings on the wall. His paintings ask us on the reality social and cultural.
From 1980 it exists the street art.
In literature :
with the Greek tragedies which stage the power.
with the Georges Owell's books as
Big Brother is watching you
The institutional power is different between United States of America and England, but the both are powerful.
But it exists others forms and places of powers, having an influence on the society. it is the exemple of the mediates, the arts...