Charismatic domination Charismatic authority grows out of the personal charm or the strength of an individual personality. Thus, according to Weber, it is particularly difficult for charismatic leaders to maintain their authority because the followers must continue to legitimize the authority of the leader. Charismatic domination is insofar different from legal-rational and traditional power as it does not develop from established tradition but rather from the belief the followers have in the leader. According to Weber, once the leader loses his charisma or dies, systems based on charismatic authority tend to transform into traditional or legal-rational systems.
Tripartite classification of authority
Max Weber: *The Types of Legitimate Domination*
Subtype of power and influence. Wide variation in basis. But legitimacy also needed. D rarely relies on custom, affect, or pay alone. Everything about social organization of D seems to depend on basis of legitimacy claim. Legitimacy is a reasonable basis for classifying types of domination.
The Three Types of Legitimate Rule
Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. February "The Three Types of Legitimate Rule" Die drei reinen Typen der legitimen Herrschaft is an essay written by Max Weber , a German economist and sociologist , explaining his tripartite classification of authority. Weber also refers to the three types of legitimate rule in his famous essay " Politics as a Vocation. The translation of the German word Herrschaft is at the heart of understanding Weber's point about political legitimacy.
First, charismatic leadership can be problematic because it is somehow based on some form of a messianic promise of overhauling an unjust system. It is not impossible, however, to find such type of a leader, as history would show. A charismatic leader holds the mission to unite his people amid adversity and differences in order to attain an almost insurmountable goal. Second, traditional authority poses its particular difficulty insofar as it is based on some kind of a dominant power. For Weber, all authority exhibits some form of domination.