The Legitimation of Power by David BeethamThe Legitimation of Power by David Beetham

The Legitimation of Power

byDavid Beetham

Paperback | October 30, 2013

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The new edition of this classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of legitimacy as applied to political systems. Now addressing the issue of legitimacy beyond the state, the book also includes a new introduction and two major additional chapters which update the argument in the light of developments and debates.
David Beetham is Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Leeds, UK.
Title:The Legitimation of PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.47 inPublished:October 30, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230279732

ISBN - 13:9780230279735

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 2nd edition.- Preface to the 1st edition.- Introduction.- PART I: THE CRITERIA FOR LEGITIMACY.- 1. Towards a Social-Scientific Concept of Legitimacy.- 2. Power and its need of Legitimation.- 3. The Intellectual Structure of Legitimacy.- 4. Social Science and the Social Construction of Legitimacy.- PART II: LEGITIMACY IN THE MODERN STATE.- 5. Dimensions of State Legitimacy.- 6. Crisis Tendencies of Political Systems.-7. Modes of Non-Legitimate Power.- 8. Legitimacy in Political Science and Political Philosophy.- 9. The Legitimation of Power in the 21st Century.- PART III: LEGITIMACY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.- 10. Legitimacy Within the State.- 11. Legitimacy Beyond the State.