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Political Legitimacy beyond Weber

An Analytical Framework

Authors: Netelenbos, Benno

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  • Presents an alternative theory of political legitimation from the citizen’s point of view and updates Weber’s work for the 21st century
  • Analyses politics respectively in terms of domination, conflict, coordination and argumentation
  • Provides a new theoretical framework: the ‘four faces’ of political legitimacy
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Legitimacy is an essential concept in politics. But what is it? This book seeks to answer this question through adopting Weber’s sociological approach to legitimacy. Weber argues that we should not only understand legitimacy from the perspective of the political order, but that we should also look at its subjective meaning. If this approach seems to have fallen into discredit since Weber formulated it almost a century ago, Netelenbos argues that we need to bring back the subjective into political sociology and theory.

Political Legitimacy beyond Weber argues that contemporary politics in late-modern society cannot merely be understood in terms of legitimate domination or formal bureaucratic organisation. Politics is also about strategic conflict, coordination and argumentation. Based upon these different conceptualisations of politics and by critically evaluating some of the most leading sociologies, Netelenbos presents four analytical perspectives of political legitimacy. Providing crucial insights into the multiple dimensions of political legitimacy, this will be an essential tool for both empirical and normative research.

About the authors

Benno Netelenbos is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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  • Due: 14 settembre 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71567-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Legitimacy beyond Weber
Book Subtitle
An Analytical Framework
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55112-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55112-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55111-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71567-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 267
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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