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Rational-legal authority

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Authority is a power based upon a certain legitimacy, justification, and the right to exercise it. Authority is often used interchangeably with the term "power," but power simply refers to the ability to achieve certain ends with or without justification or rights. For example, whilst a mob has the power to punish a criminal, such as through lynching , only the courts have the authority to order capital punishment. The legitimacy of political authority is, however, a central issue in political philosophy. Since the emergence of the social sciences, authority has been a subject of research in a variety of empirical ...
as one of the three principal architects of modern social science, and has variously been described as the most important classic thinker in the social sciences . Weber is most famous for his thesis in economic sociology , The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism . In this text, Weber argued that ascetic Protestantism particular to the Occident was one of the major "elective affinities" in determining the rise of capitalism , bureaucracy and the rational-legal nation-state . Contrary to Karl Marx , Weber did not consider the development of capitalism in purely material terms; he instead emphasised religious ...
Everyday Sociology Blog: Authority in 2012: Whos in Charge?
Dr. Helmsley, a geologist, informs White House Chief of Staff, Mr. Anheuser, about the impending doom for the planet. Things happen, including secretly building arks to ensure survival for important or wealthy patrons. Then geologic Armageddon happens, as well as the death of the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, and most other elected officials. As the ark boarding commences, Anheuser is in charge and assumes he will continue as leader of the neo-American contingent. There are many people who are barred from boarding as the flood approaches and Helmsley gives an impassioned speech to allow all humanity on board. ... market research, surveys and trends
Power From the Traditional, Modernist, and Postmodernist ...
Organizational behavior can be viewed from a traditional, a modernist, or a postmodernist perspective. Choose any one topic in organizational behavior and discuss different approaches to that topic that would come from a traditional, a modernist, or a postmodernist perspective. Organizational behavior is an incredibly complex and dynamic field of study. Not only are there a number of different avenues of study but within each focus lies a multitude of theories and perspectives. Bolman and Deal (2008) suggest that the best way to traverse this maze is through different lenses or perspectives of the organization (Bolman ... market research, surveys and trends


Authority, Organization And Societal Context In Multinational ...
1982 A historia das Assembleias de Deus. Rio: Casa Publicadora das Assembleias de Deus. Authority as a source of compliance and a determinant of organizational form merits study in its own right, but particularly as a phenomenon whose manifestations and implications vary across societies. Weber's original work on authority was eminently comparative, integrating exhaustive historical research from four continents. Moreover, his writings make it clear that the exercise of domination and the nature of society are not only closely related but inseparable. Unfortunately, the field of organization studies has made rather ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Sociology 8/e Chapter 17 -- Chapter Overview
To be able to describe the nature of the U.S. political system of government, and discuss the principal characteristics of the political spectrum in the U.S. To be able to compare the pluralist and power-elite models of political power To be able to describe the characteristics of revolution and terrorism To be able to identify factors that increase the likelihood of war To recognize the historical pattern of militarism in the U.S. and around the world, and approaches used in the pursuit of peace POWER AND AUTHORITY Politics refers to the social institution that distributes power, sets a society's agenda, and makes ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Following a jury trial, Dwayne Robert Wilson appeals his conviction of aggravated assault (two counts), burglary, false imprisonment, and felony theft by taking, contending that (1) the evidence was insufficient to support the guilty verdict, (2) the trial court improperly commented on the evidence, and (3) the trial court erroneously limited his cross-examination of a witness. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm. Viewed in support of the verdict, [ 1 ] the record shows that in April 2007, Wilson moved into a townhouse leased by his girlfriend, Angela Russell. Wilson was not on the lease and had access to the house only by ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Murkowski floor statement: Congress, not EPA, should shape energy policy
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) delivered the following remarks from the Senate floor Thursday at the beginning of the debate on her EPA Disapproval Resolution. The resolution failed by a vote of 47 to 53. "Mr. President, during the Memorial Day recess we received two pieces of alarming news that should inform the work of every member of this chamber. First we learned that the national debt has surpassed $13 trillion in total. Shortly after that, we learned that nearly all jobs added in May came from temporary Census positions. The private sector created just 41,000 jobs last month — many fewer than expected, and a far cry ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Max Weber's Typology of Forms of Authority - Traditional, Rational ...
Rational-legal authority is belief in the legality of patterns of standard rules and the right of those elevated to authority under such rules to issue ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Legal Issues Associated with Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
An effective public health strategy against the development of antimicrobial drug resistance needs to be informed by legal as well as scientific analysis. This article describes some legal issues arising from current efforts against antimicrobial resistance and underscores the interdependence between law and public health in these efforts. The development of antimicrobial resistance in many pathogenic microbes poses one of the most serious problems in the control of infectious diseases ( 1-3 ). Antimicrobial resistance results from the ability of microbes to adapt to anthropogenic pressures; therefore, it ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Max Weber's theory of rationalization? Explain so an idiot can ...
Max Weber (1864-1920) argued against abstract theory, and he favored an approach to sociological inquiry that generated its theory from rich, systematic, empirical, historical research. This approach required, first of all, an examination of the relationships between, and the respective roles of, history and sociology in inquiry. Weber argued that sociology was to develop concepts for the analysis of concrete phenomena, which would allow sociologists to then make generalizations about historical phenomena. History, on the other hand, would use a lexicon of sociological concepts in order to perform causal analysis of particular ...
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I am doing a research on leadership. I have noted that charismatic leadership has long been of great interest especially to researchers, religious cults, social movements and politics. The impact of charismatic leadership in organisations is also of great interest. Charisma is understandably difficult to define. It has been called ?a fire that ignites follower?s energy and commitment?. Charismatic leaders have the ability to inspire and motivate people to do more than they would usually do. I would like to research information on a business leader that is considered to be charismatic. I would like to know if * The ...