Ex: united states traditional authority legitimacy is based on traditional grounds and from a belief that things should be how they have been in the past, and that those who defend tradition should have a legitimate claim to power. The united states is no longer a “full” democracy because of an “erosion of public trust in public institutions” — a circumstance that benefited donald trump’s ascent to the white. The anarchist's implication that a tiny minority of the country knows better than the rest of the country seems to suggest that anarchists believe an illegitimate democracy or even a non-democracy would be preferable to a more legitimate democracy not precisely i do not believe democracy enjoys any special status among the government systems.
Democracy - the legitimacy of government: according to locke, in the hypothetical “state of nature” that precedes the creation of human societies, men live “equal one amongst another without subordination or subjection,” and they are perfectly free to act and to dispose of their possessions as they see fit, within the bounds of natural law. “the legitimacy of the us government is now in question by illegitimate we mean it is ruled by the 1%, not a democracy ‘of, by and for the people’ the us has become a carefully designed plutocracy that creates laws to favor the few.
A crisis of legitimacy continues in honduras kevin meeting with a delegation of religious leaders primarily from the united states, against democracy and against the will of the vast. This special symposium is a clarion call for research that critically examines the administrative state within the context of democracy in the united states while democracy has always been messy and conceptually contradictory for large factions in this country, an emergent consciousness was.
In addition, there has been little serious discussion of the trump administration’s policies toward venezuela even as they wreak further damage to the country’s economy, worsen shortages of life-saving medicines and food, and undermine peace and democracy. In the united states this issue has surfaced around how voting is impacted by gerrymandering and the repeal of part of the voting rights act in 2013 another challenge to the political legitimacy offered by elections is whether or not marginalized groups such as women or those who are incarcerated are allowed to vote. 4 political legitimacy and democracy this section takes a closer look at the relationship between democracy and political legitimacy in contemporary political philosophy, many, but by no means all, hold that democracy is necessary for political legitimacy.
The legitimacy of the united states government is limited, but in a system of government which was designed not to work, complete democracy is most likely impossible --- bibliography dye, thomas r who's running america the clinton years englewood cliffs, new jersey: prentice hall, 1995 lind, michael. Others argue that legitimacy depends—exclusively or at least in part—on the substantive values that are realized a related question is: does political legitimacy demand democracy or not this question is intensely debated both in the national and the global context. In political science, legitimacy is the right and acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a régime whereas authority denotes a specific position in an established government, the term legitimacy denotes a system of government—wherein government denotes sphere of influence.
Contribute to the legitimacy of constitutional democracy although it is widely believed the rule of law and constitutional democracy go hand-in-hand, closer scrutiny reveals that constitutionalism. The united states is not a direct democracy, in the sense of a country in which laws (and other government decisions) are made predominantly by majority vote some lawmaking is done this way, on the state and local levels, but it’s only a tiny fraction of all lawmaking but we are a representative democracy, which is a form of democracy. But if representation is incompatible with democracy, and if direct democracy is the only legitimate form of government, then no nation-state of rousseau’s time or any other can have a legitimate government furthermore, according to rousseau, if a political association that is small enough to practice direct democracy, such as a city-state, were to come into existence, it would inevitably be subjugated by larger nation-states and thereby cease to be democratic.