Chapter

Consensus and Legitimation

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198280828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280823.003.0004

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Consensus and Legitimation

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The entire double process of legitimation and consensus building in the four cases is illustrated with reference to survey data and other sets of data. Attitudes toward politics, democracy, and authoritarianism are discussed in greater detail. The main explanations of the entire legitimation process are provided. The main forms and paths of legitimation are suggested.

Keywords: authoritarianism; consensus; democracy; elite; legitimation; politics; support

Chapter.  25142 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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