Traditional authority - the legitimacy of the authority comes from tradition or custom, or because "it has always been that way."
- the legitimacy of the authority comes from the leader's exceptional personal qualities, or the demonstration of extraordinary insight or accomplishment, which inspire loyalty or obedience from followers.
carried forth in bureaucracies. The legitimacy of the authority comes from a system of bureaucracy and legality, which means that power resides in a legal order and the laws that have been enacted in it.
What are examples of each authority? - traditional
Traditional - found in more traditional, pre-modern societies, although with a lot of carry-over into modern societies. EX---Royal families, emperors, church leaders, also those who occupy traditional informal roles with authority, such as parents (especially fathers), elders.
What are examples of each authority? - charismatic authority
Charismatic resides in individuals, and is considered to have magical properties. Very personalistic, and tends to be unstable in that it disappears or is absorbed into other authorities over time. EX----Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Jesus, Obama