TITLE

El concepto de legitimidad en la autoridad: elementos de an�lisis para comprender la relaci�n autoridad-subordinaci�n en el comportamiento administrativo

AUTHOR(S)
Soto, Luis Antonio Cruz
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Academia: Revista Latinoamericana de Administraci�n;2008, Issue 40, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this work is to analyze the concept of legitimacy of authority in administrative behavior. The relevance of legitimating processes in the authority-subordinate relationship lies in acknowledging the validity of administrative actions that allow subjective recognition of the actors and thereby succeed in differentiating them from the actors' legal character. In the administrative realm two areas of study are proposed: legitimacy, which bestows formal structure based on the regulatory framework, and consensual legitimacy, based on member validation independent of rules, which Henry Fayol and others called moral or personal authority. In this work we contend that what defines the significance of authority in administration is legitimacy, derived not from the inherent legality of its formal structure, but from consensual acknowledgement by the participants who validate the authority's actions.
ACCESSION #
33750981

 

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