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Political legitimacy and the state

Author: Rodney Barker
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
Publication:Political legitimacy and the state.

All governments and their supporters attempt to justify their power by the arguments and rituals of legitimacy. The study of legitimate power lies at the heart of political science and this book  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Barker
ISBN: 9780198274957 0198274955
OCLC Number: 816332812
In: Barker, Rodney
Description: 216 Seiten
Contents: Political legitimacy; the legitimacy of the autonomous state; the legitimacy of the representative or neutral state; the legitimacy of the partisan state; all subjects are legitimately governed but some are more legitimately governed than others; legitimacy and coercion; states as cultivators of legitimacy; the state as subverter of legitimacy.
Responsibility: Rodney Barker.


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'provocative book ... Barker has done much to reinstate the concept of legitimacy at the heart of state theory'Bob Jessop, Lancaster University, Sociology, February 1992 `interesting and provocative Read more...

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