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Charismatic Leaders

  • By: Doris McIlwain
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Charisma, the magnetic popular appeal exuded by some political leaders, is a term that comes from the Greek, meaning “gift of grace.” In the classical tradition, the connection to the suprapersonal or “divine” is central to the hero's innate ability to ...

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