MANDATE PHENOMENON

The theory that authority figures will 'over-step' their authority when they believe they have the majority support to do so.

MANDATE PHENOMENON: "An example being a coup, when a group feels they have the mandate or right to over-step their limitations, the mandate phenomenon says they will."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MANDATE PHENOMENON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mandate-phenomenon/ (accessed April 26, 2018).
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