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Legal Authority

 

the ability of a participant in a legal relation to take certain actions or demand certain actions of another participant in this legal relation; this capability is provided for in the law. Legal authority is guaranteed by the state; if some person fails to perform obligations, a party with legal authority may appeal to a court, arbitration tribunal, or other state agency for protection of his right.

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The Politics of Expertise" draws on insights from sociology, political science, and institutional theory; as well as sends challenges theories centered on particular actors' authority, whether it is the authority of so-called epistemic communities, the moral authority of advocacy groups, or the rational-legal authority of international organizations.
from a modified form of rational-legal authority which John Boli and
make specific reference to the rational-legal authority embodied by the
This diffusion of Weberian rational-legal authority, predicted by a "world polity" approach, has enhanced the role of international law and organizations in defining state interests vis-a-vis the use of force.
Weber described how bureaucracy-based, rational-legal authority worked:
Drawing on long-standing Weberian arguments about bureaucracy and sociological institutionalist approaches to organizational behavior, we argue that the rational-legal authority that IOs embody gives them power independent of the states that created them and channels that power in particular directions.
6) Weber's insights about the normative power of the rational-legal authority that bureaucracies embody and its implications for the ways bureaucracies produce and control social knowledge provide a basis for challenging this view and treating IOs as agents, not just as structure.
Traditional authority and rational-legal authority involve rules, and rules simultaneously have empowering and constraining effects.
Finally, rational-legal authority depends on the dual claim that the rules are legally enacted and that the officials elevated to authority under such rules have the right to issue commands.
The parent organization's governance rests on its rational-legal authority resulting from its being a legally incorporated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Rational-legal authority rests on the "belief in the 'legality' of patterns of normative rules and the right of those elevated to authority under such rules to issue commands" (Weber, 1947: 329).
Little is known about the relationship between the social model program's experiential authority, derived from its AA-based philosophy, and the rational-legal authority resulting from its incorporation as a nonprofit organization.