The Legitimation of Power

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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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Power and its Need of Legitimation
42
The Normative Structure of Legitimacy
64
The Social Construction of Legitimacy
100
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