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  Legitimacy (political science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legitimacy in political science, is the popular acceptance of a governing regime or law as an authority.
Legitimacy based on the charisma of the leader, often partly based on the perception that this leader has certain supernatural attributes.
Democratic legitimacy is also claimed by states which reject liberal democracy, and the fact that states whose values are antithetical to liberal democracy claim democratic legitimacy causes much controversy over the meaning of the term democracy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legitimacy_(political_science)   (1057 words)

 Legitimacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legitimacy (political science) is whether or not people accept the validity of a law or ruling or the validity of a governing regime.
Legitimacy in government is garnered by when the citizens of said country authorize and submit themselves to the law in return for protections from the state.
In the common law tradition, legitimacy (law) describes the status of children who are born to parents that are legally married.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legitimacy   (189 words)

 Political Science
Political Science is the study of enduring issues of power and authority, citizenship and governance, justice and legitimacy in ancient and modern states and societies.
Political participation and mobilization, transitions to democracy and ethnic and religious conflict are some of the themes dealt with in comparative politics courses.
Political theory explores the ideas, such as justice and legitimacy, that are fundamental to political thought and practice, giving special attention to reading and interpreting the classic expositions of politics from ancient Greek philosophers to post-modern social theorists.
www.scar.toronto.edu /courses/calendar/Political_Science.html   (3888 words)

 WHC: Political Science
The Honors College concentration in political science provides the necessary groundwork for students wishing to do graduate work in political science and related disciplines, and is excellent preparation for law or business school or careers in journalism, public affairs, education, and government.
Political Theory: Political theory is concerned with the nature of politics and the sort of knowledge appropriate to the study of politics.
All students concentrating in political science are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship or study abroad program with a substantial political content.
www.fau.edu /divdept/honcol/academics_majors_political_science.htm   (778 words)

 Political Science
Political science courses can be combined with courses in other areas such as criminal justice, environmental studies, or business to prepare for careers in both the public and private sector.
Political Science students are active in (and often lead) the student government, the campus organizations of both political parties, the NAACP, and service organizations.
Political ideas and values are addressed in their original historical context as well as independently of any particular historical or cultural limitations.
www.shsu.edu /catalog/pol.html   (3499 words)

 Political Science -- Course Archive -- Autumn 2002 @ Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The course examines post-war British politics, focusing on different ideas of social formation and their influence on public policies during three periods: the Consensus Politics era (1945-1979), the New Right era (1979-1997), and the Third Way era (1997 to the present).
The workshop is a forum for the presentation of new research in all varieties of political theory and political philosophy, including work in the history of political thought; contributions to normative political philosophy; theoretical engagements with problems in contemporary politics and public policy; and theoretical reflection on fundamental political concepts or phenomena.
Combining political science and sociology, this workshop focuses on organizations and social networks-both the microunderpinnings of their construction (identity and exchange) and the macroconsequences of their aggregation (states and markets).
political-science.uchicago.edu /courses/courses-autumn-2002.html   (2141 words)

 DePauw U: Political Science Homepage
Political Science involves the systematic study of how people and societies make the political decisions that affect their lives.
In the political science department at DePauw, as at virtually every college in the United States, many courses focus on the American political system.
But there are also many other courses on political systems in other countries and regions, on relations among and between nations, and on issues and questions that transcend the politics of any particular place.
www.depauw.edu /acad/political   (88 words)

 Political Science
Political science, broadly conceived, is the study of governments and other political actors, including their origins and foundations, interactions with groups and individuals, and interactions with nations.
Political methodology, international law, public administration, urban politics, political psychology, ethnicity and nationality, philosophy of social science, and language policy are examples of recent non-designated fields.
Ph.D. are expected to continue this series during the second year of their program, with a third course to be taken in political science or another field of the social sciences from a recommended list provided by the department.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/political_sci.html   (2280 words)

 Political Science Courses | College of the Holy Cross
Focused on such themes as the nature of justice; the relation among politics, science, and religion; the variety of political regimes; and the possibilities and limits of political reform.
Central themes include the rise and political consequences of the modern project of “mastering” nature; the political effects of commerce; the replacement of virtue by freedom and/or security as the goal of politics; the relation of political philosophy to history; and the Nietzschean critique of modern egalitarianism.
Topics include the psychological/sociological profile of revolutionaries or terrorists, the causes of and justifications for political violence, the internal dynamics of revolutionary or terrorist movements, explanations for their success or failure, and the ways in which states have attempted to deal with the aftermath of mass political violence.
www.holycross.edu /academics/politicalscience/courses   (4554 words)

 Political Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The political science curriculum builds on a coherent structure whose core embodies the divergent perspectives of departmental faculty concerning knowledge, teaching, values, and scholarship.
Political science majors choose sequences of courses suitable to their interests, talents and prospective careers.
Students are prepared to understand contemporary politics, while developing their capacities to write critical essays and research reports, to evaluate competing political arguments, to express their judgments persuasively, and to become responsible citizens.
www.csbsju.edu /CATALOG/1998-2000/programsofstudy/political_science.htm   (3127 words)

The curricula may be selected by students who intend to adopt political science as a major or a minor, or by those who wish to take political science courses as an elective field for enrichment in the liberal arts.
Introduction to political behavior; influences of culture; ideology and social structure on political life; group influences on political behavior and major factors in leadership; psychological bases of participation in normal and extreme politics.
A study of representative literature in the field of Political Science with emphasis upon the underlying methodological assumptions, analysis of statistical techniques employed with respect to appropriateness, evaluation of research design and application, and evaluation of validity of conclusion, with recommendations for replication or improvement.
www.csun.edu /search/cat9698/PoliticalScience.htm   (4478 words)

 Undergraduate Bulletin: POLITICAL SCIENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The indigenous political ideas and institutions of East Asia and Western influence on Asian government and politics with emphasis upon the political evolution and contemporary governments of Japan, China, and Vietnam.
The legitimacy of states; just war theory; pacifism; the ethics of revolution; terrorism; problems of war in an age of weapons of mass destruction; the moral conditions of peace.
A consideration of the political thought of African Americans, particularly within the context of the broader spectrum of American political thought, and both as reaction and contribution to that thought.
www.unc.edu /~smyre/publications/UG_POLITICAL_SCIENCE.html   (3006 words)

 Queens University of Charlotte - Courses
To meet the requirement for the political science major, the course must be taken for a grade.
We then scrutinize the nature of contemporary politics in the region, before turning our attention to an examination of the complex relationships among economics, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, and gender relations that have influenced the lives of Middle Eastern men and women.
Analysis of the role of the United States in contemporary world politics; emphasis upon the nature of the foreign policy-making process and the rationale, content and impact of contemporary American international action and policies.
www.queens.edu /undergraduate/political_science/courses.asp   (1246 words)

 Political Science at Regis College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Political Science is the study of politics in its many forms: governments, international organizations, law, social movements, and relationships between people.
Almost all politics involves the use (or misuse) of power and raises ethical questions of justice and equity.
With a variety of courses from which to choose, a political science major is encouraged to identify her own particular interests in politics and pursue them with a strong sense of commitment.
www.regiscollege.edu /programs/polisci   (489 words)

Ideological and historical bases of Soviet politics; Leninism; Stalinism; Gorbachev's perestroika and the collapse of the USSR; the role of Yeltsin; problems of Russian state-building, market reform, and democratic transition; political parties and civil society; the relationship between the center and the regions; the problem of Russian national identity.
Political change in the area within the context of comparative politics; breakdown of traditional political systems; new range of choice expressed in competing ideologies; governmental and nongovernmental instrumentation of change; and problems of international relations and regional conflict and integration.
Study of the interaction between law and politics, at both the macro and micro levels of politics, and discussion of research drawing from a wide array of geographical settings.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/polisci.html   (9573 words)

 ARCHIVE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION - The Trilemma of Legitimacy. Multilevel Governance in the EU and the Problem of ...
Whereas in the past the EC relied on indirect legitimacy based on its member states and their complete control of European policy-making, the "uneven denationalization" evoked by the European integration indicates that the sovereign state cannot remain the sole focus of normative reflection.
Since the Single European Act (SEA) and the Treaty on European Union (TEU) the forced transfer of political decisions and allocations from the national to the European level has weakened democratic influence and control at the national level without having been compensated by equally strong democratic institutions and processes at the European level.
Therefore, the European Union is a new subject for theories of legitimacy which poses fundamental questions to the established principles and concepts of democratic theory.
aei.pitt.edu /340   (429 words)

 Political Science: Courses
Comparative analysis of political institutions and processes in selected industrial, developing and socialist countries, in terms of contrasting ideologies, parties, elites, and economics.
How the political system is organized; the roles of bureaucrats, politicians, organized interest groups, and social activists in the policymaking process.
450 Political Development (4) Choice of models in nation-building; party and other means of mass mobilization; elite recruitment and differentiation; peculiarities of cultures and subcultures; integration of ethnic and other minorities; political socialization and secularization; legitimization.
www.usc.edu /schools/college/politicalscience/courses/index.html   (3034 words)

 Political science: A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - Dr. Paul M. Johnson
Political science: A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - Dr. Paul M. Johnson
The branch of the social sciences that is primarily concerned with analyzing and explaining the functioning of political institutions (especially governmental institutions) as well as the political behavior of individuals, groups and organizations in their efforts to influence or resist the decisions and policies of government.
Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
www.auburn.edu /~johnspm/gloss/political_science.html   (83 words)

 ARCHIVE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION - "Trade policy and political legitimacy in the European Union"
Accusations of the European Union's absence of political legitimacy find a particular echo in the area of external trade policy.
Indeed, the combination of decade-old complaints about the EU's democratic deficit, the traditional delegation of trade-making authority to the most central level of government, and the now widespread protests against the governance of international economic institutions since the 1999 "battle of Seattle" make for a potentially explosive mix.
Yet whether trade policy in the EU is as illegitimate as its critics claim depends a lot on semantics.
aei.pitt.edu /2899   (172 words)

 Political Sociology
Paradoxically, as voters are decreasingly engaged in political life, the American political and social environment has become remarkably more open and democratic.
The power and influence once commanded by political bosses and political parties now flows to professionals in mass marketing and mass communications; the personal computer may already be more vital to winning an election than any precinct captain or party machine.
Center For Responsive Politics In 1996, top-spending candidates won 92% of the House and 88% of the Senate contests.
www.trinity.edu /~mkearl/polisci.html   (1408 words)

 Political Science 171
 What are the sources of legitimacy according to
Discuss the three American political subcultures of Elazar.
  Describe the decline of democratic legitimacy in the
www2.truman.edu /jprz/Shively7_8.htm   (248 words)

Jihad: The Holy War of Islam and Its Legitimacy in The Quran
Jihad: The Holy War Of Islam and Its Legitimacy in The Quran; Lectures bu Ayatullah Morteza Motahhari.
Foreign Affairs - The Sources of American Legitimacy - Robert W. Throughout its history, the United States has made gaining international legitimacy a top priority of its foreign policy.
www.jointctr.org /?Category=legitimacy   (194 words)

 Political Books -- Political Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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