By Trevor Munroe
Crucial fabric for first-year scholars in social sciences and for the final reader drawn to the fundamentals of latest politics.
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This relationship may be based on one of a number of different types of leadership. Usually, political scientists recognize three types of leadership that reflect deference between followers and leaders: charismatic, paternalist, and managerialist. Charismatic Leadership The charismatic leader is one who regards himself or herself as a saviour. More important, this leader is regarded by those who follow as being a deliverer or saviour or, as some would say, a prophet. The charismatic leader is usually perceived as having a special gift.
2. The school is also our second exposure to authority. The schoolteacher, principal, and administrator are authorities to whom each child has to relate. How they relate to you as a child and you in turn relate to them as authority figures impacts on the development of your attitude towards authority. The second agency is the church or other religious institution. In every society, religious beliefs and religious organizations play a significant role in socialization. Religion and the religious institution are more often than not the source of morality.
The state has the quality of supreme authority or sovereignty. The state has supreme authority over everything in its geographic boundaries but may not be the only authority. There are other authorities within any 37 38 An Introduction to Politics state, such as churches (having authority over its members), some with more authority than others. Each state in the world today has sovereign or supreme authority but no state in 2002 has the same level of authority over its borders and the people in its geographic area as it did 30 years ago.
An Introduction to Politics: Lectures for First Year Students by Trevor Munroe