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Original scientific paper


Robert Blažević ; Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Blažević, R. (1998). Demokracija i karizma. Politička misao, 35 (4), 132-144. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Blažević, Robert. "Demokracija i karizma." Politička misao, vol. 35, no. 4, 1998, pp. 132-144. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Blažević, Robert. "Demokracija i karizma." Politička misao 35, no. 4 (1998): 132-144.
Blažević, R. (1998). 'Demokracija i karizma', Politička misao, 35(4), pp. 132-144. Available at: (Accessed 09 July 2020)
Blažević R. Demokracija i karizma. Politička misao [Internet]. 1998 [cited 2020 July 09];35(4):132-144. Available from:
R. Blažević, "Demokracija i karizma", Politička misao, vol.35, no. 4, pp. 132-144, 1998. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 09 July 2020]

The term charisma was first used in theological writings. In the Old-Testament literature, the term occurs only twice. However, in the New Testament it occurs seventeen times. It is used by St. Paul in the First Letter to the Corinthians, in the Letter to the Romans, in the Second Letter to the Corinthians. In the political context, the word charisma has been lavishly used in the analyses of national-socialist and stalinist regimes. Charismatic legitimation is, primarily, a feature of various types of dictatorships and not of democratic, constitutional states. This is probably why charismatic aspects are so notorious in most contemporary social theory.

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