Understanding legitimacy: Perspectives from anomalous geopolitical spaces

@article{Jeffrey2015UnderstandingLP,
  title={Understanding legitimacy: Perspectives from anomalous geopolitical spaces},
  author={A. Jeffrey and Fiona McConnell and Alice Wilson},
  journal={Geoforum},
  year={2015},
  volume={66},
  pages={177-183}
}
This special issue explores the production of political legitimacy, approached from the angle of the legitimacy claims of the governing authorities of anomalous geopolitical spaces. Legitimacy sits at the heart of theories of sovereign power, a position that has drawn a range of scholars – be they political geographers, political anthropologists, international lawyers or political scientists – to focus on the state as a primary source of political legitimacy. This special issue starts from a… Expand
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