This chapter sets out a political usage for the term ‘legitimacy’. It suggests that whatever subsequent associations or connections may be described between political legitimacy and other forms of legitimacy, it is possible to distinguish it as a feature of the relationship between government and governed, or of the processes or structures of government. It is also possible to distinguish between legitimation by specifically political claims or criteria, and legitimation by reference to other values.
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