Power And Legal Rational Authority In The United States

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Traditional authority - absolute is passed down from generation to generation.A king or a queen is accepted as the ruler. Meaning, the king and the queen pass down their power and authority to their eldest. For example, in China an emperor passes down his thrown to his eldest son. Meaning the power and authority is still in their bloodline and it will strictly stay in their bloodline. Legal-rational authority -power made legitimate by law. Leaders derive their legal-rational authority from the written rules and regulations of political systems such as a constitution. Meaning, Leaders base every decision they make on laws, they check whether their rules and regulations still comply. An example of this are modern countries who still rely
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