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Legitimacy

Ethnographic and Theoretical Insights

  • Italo Pardo
  • Giuliana B. Prato

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology book series (PSUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 329-338

About this book

Introduction

Global in scope, this original and thought-provoking collection applies new theory on legitimacy and legitimation to urban life. An informed reflection on this comparatively new topic in anthropology in relation to morality, action, law, politics and governance is both timely and innovative, especially as worldwide discontent among ordinary people grows. The ethnographically-based analyses offered here range from banking to neighbourhoods, from poverty to political action at the grassroots. They recognize the growing gap between the rulers and the ruled with particular attention to the morality of what is right as opposed to what is legal. This book is a unique contribution to social theory, fostering discussion across the many boundaries of anthropological and sociological studies.

Keywords

legitimacy legitimation urban anthropology morality ethics public policy governance power and authority responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Italo Pardo
    • 1
  • Giuliana B. Prato
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Anthropology and ConservationUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  2. 2.School of Anthropology and ConservationUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96238-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96237-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96238-2
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