Introducing Western Sociologists

Introducing Western Sociologists

Question

What is meant by charismatic authority ?

Answer
Meaning of Charismatic Authority :

(a) Charismatic authority is that authority (or domination) which is based on charismatic legitimacy.

(b) Charisma means ‘a gift of grace’. Charismatic legitimacy depend on devotion to the specific and exceptional sanctity, heroism or exemplary character of an individual person.

(c) Charismatic authority is based on the normative patterns prescribed by the individual possessing charisma.

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