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Legitimacy

  • By: Michael Zürn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Political legitimacy refers primarily to the quality of a political order or a political institution in which power is exercised, an issue that is often contested in the global era. There are two sides to the concept of legitimacy. From a ...

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