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Political Legitimacy and the State$
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Rodney Barker

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198274957

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198274957.001.0001

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The Legitimacy of the Representative or Neutral State

The Legitimacy of the Representative or Neutral State

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(p.66) 4 The Legitimacy of the Representative or Neutral State
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Political Legitimacy and the State
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Rodney Barker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198274957.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the legitimacy of representative or neutral states. It examines states as representatives of the societies which they govern and as neutral umpires standing above political conflict and competition. It also examines the democratic and pluralist views of the place of representativeness and neutrality in the character of the states.

Keywords:   legitimacy, representative state, neutral state, democratic, pluralist, representativeness, neutrality

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