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Unformatted text preview: LEGITIMACY AND AUTHORITY AUTHORITY Legitimacy: Definition Legitimacy is the belief that structures, decisions, officials, or leaders possess the quality of "rightness," or moral goodness, and therefore their commands should be accepted because of this quality-- regardless of the specific content of the called for acts. THREE FORMS OF AUTHORITY Max Weber RATIONAL-LEGAL TRADITIONAL CHARISMATIC RATIONAL-LEGAL AUTHORITY Legitimacy = procedures Authority is constrained by explicit rules Violations of procedure mean loss of legitimacy ( procedural authority ) TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY Legitimacy= social status + custom Authority exercised as a personal prerogative custom sets broad parameters for the exercise of power Bond between ruler and ruled characterized by mutual loyalty and diffuse reciprocity Patrimonial Administration Patron Client Ties Patron Client / Client / Client / Client / Client / Client / Client Client Client Client Client Client Client lo y a lt y l o y a l t y o b l ig a t i o n s o b l i g a t i o n s Patron Patron Patron Patron Patron Patron Tony Silvio Paulie Big Pussy Christopher TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POL SCI 2 taught by Professor Price during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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05 Legitimacy And Authority - LEGITIMACY AND AUTHORITY...

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