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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 role. Weber later highlighted that legitimacy distinguishes these different types of authority from leadership and power and that people who are have a higher status feel like they may have more right to give out commands but this is based off of the legitimacy of authority which has been recognised. Democracy is based on a Government by the people which their power is invested…

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    In the work of the Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez its plot revolves around the theme of authority. Authority is defined as the power or right to give orders, make decisions and enforce obedience. My definition is a central figure you look to for anything because of their knowledge. There are many authoritarian figures in Chronicle of a Death Foretold. In which Gabriel Garcia has little regard for in his work. Such as The Bishop who is very prestigious. Father Amador a…

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    In Obedience to Authority, Stanley Milgram suggests that freedom is an intrinsic attribute for humans rather than an undertaking. Milgram believed that people are overly obedient because they have a potential from birth for obedience, and this potential meets society’s hierarchical and authority driven world that demands obedience. Milgram wrote that people obey because they have an instinct to do so, and that instinct is expanded by society and leads an individual to obey (Milgram 1974, 125).…

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    Authority and power are very similar; people who possess them are often view themselves as superior. In the play “Antigone”, Sophocles uses Creon to depict the effect of power on a human being. Sophocles portrayal of the negative effect of power becomes especially convincing when he discusses the extent of individuals oppose authority, how individuals of power neglect the ideologies of others, how upper class individuals are in constant validation of their authority, and how those individuals…

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    When looking at power and authority throughout history, they both are tied together in very similar ways with each other. When one is absent from the other, it does not work properly; so it is very hard to have one without the other. Even in the early years of a society, there were signs of both these two topics. Although they are very similar, they can have their differences because they mean two totally different things. Power and authority show up in American history from beginning to end,…

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    Jay Patel 07/24/2017 Argument/Analysis: Obedience to Authority Introduction Maverick Paragraph #7 Ever wonder why followers support a leader’s idea, even when they know the ideology of the leader is wrong? This is an example of a “group mind.” It can be defined as, supporters acting together mindlessly to create an outcome of one’s thinking. In other words, a group of people agrees with a ruler or the boss, others, who know the leader is wrong, also goes along with their thoughts and ideas.…

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    A part of President Eisenhower’s new deal was the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA. TVA, founded in 1933, was a region in the Tennessee River valley with “hydroelectric powered dams” that powered cities around them. This created more jobs and stopped flooding which got as high as six feet each year. By building these dams, power was generated to more farm based areas so the citizens were able to live off of electric. A benefit to TVA was that it helped with soil not being…

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    Individuals have begun to fall out of line by refusing authority resulting in a more barbaric state of civilization. People that question or refuse authority might not realize that without the proper authority, they would begin to digress and become less civil. Another reason that authority is essential in societies is because people who have authority create an audience that will support them. Abraham Lincoln, for example, had authority and as a result, had many followers and they all supported…

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    belief, habits, and values for an uncertain future, they perceive change as a threat to their livelihood. Similarly, attempting to change an institutional culture within a police organization will be met with equal resistance. Officers do not resist change per se, but they resist loss; they do not want to give up their habits and what they value. However, if leaders can convey the change openly and show officers what the future will look like, officers will be more willing to follow…

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    Ancient Statue Analysis

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    due to the pose that he is in. The statue stands in a position and pose, which a person is likely to imitate once they are about to give a command, or about to address a forum. The look is the eye of the statue can show that he is looking directly into the audience and is about to give some rule and regulation. Secondly, the statue might not be young and full ideally muscular, but that does not show that he is not strong. The statue seems very muscular in his legs, even though he is a bit older…

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