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Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law$
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Brad Roth

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243013

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243013.001.0001

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Legal Legitimacy in Theoretical Perspective

Legal Legitimacy in Theoretical Perspective

(p.16) (p.17) Chapter Two Legal Legitimacy in Theoretical Perspective
Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law

Brad R. Roth

Oxford University Press

This chapter locates the problem of government illegitimacy within the range of problems addressed by political theory. It introduces the normative considerations affecting determinations of the legitimacy of ruling authority. It also outlines the question of legitimacy, differentiating between the problems posed by illegitimate states, illegitimate governments, and violations of irreducible duties of governance.

Keywords:   government illegitimacy, political theory, legitimacy, illegitimate states, illegitimate governments, governance

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