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  • Authority
    • The right to exercise power
      • Not power itself
      • Usually granted by another individual or group
    • Pure democracies find authority in their people
      • A government rules because they won an election
    • Traditional authority
      • The right to govern exists because authority has existed over a long period of time
      • Sheikhdoms in the Middle East
    • Charismatic authority
      • An individual has the ability to inspire and persuade through the force of their personality
      • Authority is granted by acclaim
      • People wish to be governed by a particular leader
        • J.F. Kennedy
        • Winston Churchill
    • Legal-rational authority
      • Refers to any rational way of gaining authority
      • Always by election in democracies
        • Elective authority


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