International Legitimacy

Ian Clark

in Legitimacy in International Society

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219193
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191717734 | DOI:
 International Legitimacy

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This chapter outlines the approach to legitimacy deployed throughout the subsequent historical and theoretical investigations. At its core lies the need to vindicate its concentration upon the study of legitimacy in international society. Topics discussed include legitimacy as international history, legitimacy and state conduct, legitimacy and stability, legitimacy in international society, and legitimacy as practice.

Keywords: international history; state conduct; stability; international society

Chapter.  9861 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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