Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Authority, Oss0212, Sociology, Systems of Domination
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards (1)

Explain different types of authority/systems of domination.

Module Overview

OER Text Material

Power and Authority

Theories of Power and Society

Understanding and Changing the Social World, 14.1.2 explains Weber’s three types of authority and 14.1.3 explains the difficulty of maintaining charismatic authority.

Section 1: Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

Weber on Traditional Authority

SOCY 151: Foundations of Modern Social Theory, Review of Weber’s Theory of Domination. Professor Iván Szelényi provides a comprehensive review of Weber’s three ideal types of authority. Transcript, audio and video files available.

“Obedience, Authority, and Domination” by Peter Kaufman

Everyday Sociology Blog, July 23, 2014. Short, easy to read explanation of the three types of authority. The author makes a brief connection between Milgram’s obedience to authority and Weber’s ideal types.

Politics: Crash Course Sociology (Video)

Abstract: Today we’re looking at the sociological approach to politics, different types of authority and political systems, and different sociological theories of power.