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Power and Authority SS101- JSA Lecture I. Definition of Power Power is the ability of individuals and groups to realize their will in  human affairs even if it involves the resistance of others II. Models of Authority Authority is Institutionalized or legitimized power  3 different types that legitimize power o Traditional Based on tradition and custom People follow the leader because this is the way things  have always been and always will be Its an unbroken chain of authority that can go back to  society  It is often passed through generations and blood line Its inherited  They don’t earn it, its given to them because of their birth  right  Usually succeeded by their eldest child Ex. Kennedy’s  o Legal-Rational Its based on established rules and regulations
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It comes from a codified set of laws  It has usually prescribed limits and restrictions  No one individual or individuals are above the law The law is everything on the legal-rational authority o Charismatic Involves with someone endowed with special  qualities  that allows him or her to win the trust, support, and  loyalty of others Gifts of grace Ability to attract people in large places Ex. Martin luther king jr. They can make themselves vulnerable to equally  passionate groups who may not see the world as they do They can become targets of great physical violence  including assassination  Its not easily transferable to someone else
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