The Legitimation of Power

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Oct 4, 1991 - Political Science - 267 pages
Political theory has undergone a remarkable development in recent years. A systematic study of legitimacy within social science, the book starts as a critique of Weber and examines the link betwen a social-scientific approach and the various philosophical traditions of theorizing about legitimacy.
 

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Contents

Power and its Need of Legitimation
42
Power and legitimacy
56
Legitimacy as justifiability of rules
69
Legitimacy through expressed consent
90
LEGITIMACY IN THE CONTEMPORARY STATE
116
Crisis Tendencies of Political Systems 101
161
Modes of Nonlegitimate power
205
Legitimacy in Political Science and Political Philosophy
243
Bibliography
251
Index
260
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