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Legitimacy and Governance in Stabilization

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Abstract

Understanding the sources of legitimacy within a state will enable those engaging in stabilization activities (Stabilizers) to identify what sort of alternative governance structures are likely to arise when the state does not have the trust of the population and how and whether to counter, coopt, or cooperate with them. Foreknowledge and situational understanding are likely to go a long way to reduce this tendency toward false promises, thus increasing the Stabilizer’s and the sovereign’s legitimacy before and after action and thus its likelihood of establishing long-term stability.

Keywords

Stabilization Governance Alternative governance Legitimacy Competition Insurgency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DC AnalyticsErieUSA

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