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Legitimacy after the Cold War

Ian Clark

in Legitimacy in International Society

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219193
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191717734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219193.003.0009
 Legitimacy after the Cold War

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This chapter sketches the theoretical terrain to be reviewed in the remainder of the book in order to trace what has been happening to international legitimacy since the end of the Cold War. The post-Cold War revival of legitimacy and the elements of contemporary legitimacy are discussed.

Keywords: rightful membership; international legitimacy; international relations; consensus; post-Cold War

Chapter.  8267 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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