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09142010 INTL3300 - September 14, 2010 Charismatic...

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September 14, 2010 Charismatic Legitimacy Power of certain ideas embodied in an individual leader Chavez, Putin Rational-Legal Legitimacy Laws went through rules Elections Most democratic leaders Comparing States: Centralization How much power is spread out amongst different government institutions Vertical distribution of power Degree to which power is vertically concentrated or dispersed Federal government in US The central government Federal system – significant devolution of power to regional or sub-state authorities US, Canada, Germany, Brazil Especially true of GEOGRAPHICALLY large states Difficult to centralize power Unitary – power is heavily centralized; local authority sharply limited UK, France, Japan Case Study of Unitary Government : Britain One of most centralized countries in developed world Came especially from World War II War time economy required such a government Post war, many of it stayed in place while the “losers” of the war backed away from former
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course INTL 3300 taught by Professor Mitchell during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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