The Legitimacy Game: The Other Rules

Part of the Palgrave Texts in International Political Economy book series (PTIPE)


If some measure of ‘representativity’ is the most commonly heralded credential for legitimacy, it is certainly not the only one. Other sets of rules — some far more controversial — are discussed in the pages of this chapter. Beginning with the all-important legitimacy of rights claims, the chapter proposes other bases for claiming legitimacy, including variations on what constitutes expertise, the relative weight of experience, and the ethical declarations of moral authority.


Civil Society Public Interest Legal Person Moral Authority Global Citizen 
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© Alison Van Rooy 2004

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