Weber And Weber's Three Different Types Of Authority

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Authority refers to a type of power which is seen as socially recognised, it also refers to the amount of power which someone or a group have over someone else. Legitimacy is a key concept in authority, it highlights the way in which authority is distinguished from general notions of power. Weber distinguished three different types of authority in the work that he done, the first type of authority was rational legal authority, this is dependant on laws of the state. The second type is traditional authority, this comes from different habits and different social structures and it is when power is passed from different generations and the last type of authority is charismatic authority, this is when the charisma of a certain person plays an important …show more content…
Politics later became an activity which mainly concentrated on face to face relations, popular participation and became a part of the citizens every day life. There was a very small centralised bureaucracy but there was also a large sense of responsibility to the republic. A reason that was given to back up direct democracy was that citizens liked political equality which then facilitated freedom to rule and to be ruled. Free citizens, however, were only able to take part in political life because Athenian society was underpinned by slave economy and citizenship was restricted to very small numbers. In conclusion of this, the role of women was narrowed to domestic service which gave men freedom and time to take part in political duties. Legislative and judicial actions were needed for direct participation and all the citizens were a sovereign body with sovereign powers. There was many different types of selection that were used to institute the citizens in public office, privilege was either shared or equal and individuals could not hold the same office more than …show more content…
The functions on society also led to a position where justice is a consequence of performing a function.

Plato 's ideal state consisted of three different classes of citizens and to the system to start and to be kept it is a necessary for Guardians to follow. This meant that Rulers and Auxiliaries would have no private property except from their life basics and citizens would have to provide basic needs like food and shelter. However, there was many issues to the ideal state like the role of women where Plato thought that the only different between women and men were biological functions and that women should be treated and work in the same way that men

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