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Legitimacy and the use of force: bridging the analytical – normative divide

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By remaining epistemologically committed to an outdated distinction between facts and values, traditional definitions of legitimacy either divest the concept of an important critical component or fail to properly anchor it in the social reality. As an alternative, the article proposes a constitutive theory of legitimacy that reconciles the epistemological tension via the concepts of fairness and tractability and bridges the theoretical gap via the concept of deliberative legitimacy. By applyi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0260210508008206

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of International Studies Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
627-644
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1469-9044
ISSN:
0260-2105
URN:
uuid:a8db07f7-6710-4672-bc32-6e74a03421f4
Source identifiers:
619
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daisy:619

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