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A matter of understanding

Posted by Miri Barak on April 11, 2003

I have two sentences which I find difficult to understand. I'll appreciate any help.
1. "There has been a tendency to reduce political power to the actual application of force or at least to equate it with successful threats of force and with persuasion, *to the neglect of charisma*."

I have a problem with the last part of the sentence "to the neglect of charism". Does it mean - to the point of ngelecting charism?

2. "That neglect accounts *in good measure for* the neglect of prestige as an independent element in international politics."

I don't understant the phrase or idiom "in good measure for" and how it is connected to the sentence.

Thank you so much