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Maria Josua

raising the social capital (and most often pecuniary capital as well) of the individual or groups co-opted, along with giving them some degree of influence and at times also decision-making power, even if it is only temporary. The Relationship between Stability, Legitimation, Repression, and Co

s. Legitimation des Kindes | Legitimismus | Legitimität...

Randy J. Hedlun

contents. It is my desire to advance the interpretation and appreciation of Luke’s writings by proposing that Luke’s fundamental motive for composing Luke-Acts was to legitimate the Jesus society as an authentic, even preferred, Yahwism and to execute this purpose over and against existing Judaisms

“SEE MOM IT IS REAL”

The uk Census, Jediism and Social Media

Beth Singler

1 Introduction In his 2003 book, Legitimating New Religion s, James R. Lewis argues that “although scholars of new religions use the term [legitimation] freely, no one has published a single article, much less a book, focused on this issue – despite the fact that legitimacy is a core issue for

Dynastic Traditions and the Legitimation of Power

Additions to the History of the Central European Dynasties

Márta Font

In this article the author presents the shaping of the Central European region in the Middle Ages through examples from the history of its ruling dynasties. In her view, clans adopting Christianity, while expanding their own power and initiating the process of organizing the state, also shaped their environment mentally as far as the interpretation of their own past – that is, their traditions – is concerned.

Huber, Wolfgang

Those who can accredit themselves, or who have letters of accreditation, can command legitimation. In this sense legitimation means justification before others or institutions by appeal to an authority that is recognized on both sides (Law and Legal Theory). In a narrower sense the term denotes the

Alexis Galán

gap, making the legitimation of international law a pressing concern. 11 Despite the widespread usage of legitimacy in international law, the concept is notoriously complex and ambiguous. In this article I contest an important aspect of the concept, namely the often-presumed link between

Strange Bedfellows?

David Brog, Josephus, and the Rhetoric of Contested Allegiances

Sheldon Steen

rhetorical strategies as they justify their cooperation with a group to which they would otherwise appear to be categorically opposed. In this paper I examine, compare, and contrast the rhetorical strategies of both, with particular attention to strategies of legitimation and naturalization, their

Legitimate Governance in Africa

International and Domestic Legal Perspectives

Edited by Edward Kofi Quashigah and Obiora Chinedu Okafor

Any attempt to address the ever-present problem of instability in Africa gives rise to questions regarding legitimate governance. Without future thinking and action on the legitimacy of governance in Africa and how to secure it, past mistakes will go unheeded rather than informing forward movement.
Surprisingly, no existing work has comprehensively addressed this critical issue. Legitimate Governance in Africa provides this needed coverage for the first time, examining such key components in the struggle for legitimate governance as the role of the international community in addressing the problem, the particular role women can play and ways in which women can improve their involvement in the whole enterprise of governance, and the roles of non-governmental organizations and civil society.
In this diverse collection of essays, a wide range of expert legal contributors, all familiar with the status of the struggle for legitimate governance in a specific institution or particular African state, brings unique perspectives to the scholarly investigation of legitimate governance in Africa. The individual authors have thought deeply about the complexities and subtleties of conducting and evaluating the business of African state governance, considering both the practical sustainability of potential approaches and theoretical problems and issues.
The probing, high-quality essays facilitate a real understanding of the obstacles to progress in the struggle for legitimate governance.
Through their depth and diversity of views, every one of the papers included in this collection enriches the pool of knowledge on this important subject.

Sarah Schneewind

legitimations of domination. Similarly, in 1045 BCE, Shang (1554-1045 BC) dominated North China not only through its bronze-age aristocratic army, but also through culture and religion, basing its claim to rule on the grace of its very powerful ancestors. The vassal Zhou people adopted Shang bronze ritual