Examine and assess the idea that the authority of the state to govern is always contested
This essay will explore the assertion above by considering democratic governing, ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, and international relations including the UN. It will conclude that the state’s authority is always...
Examine and assess the ways in which the state claims legitimacy.
The state refers to the shared ideas and expectations regarding the ordering of social life, it
is seen by social scientists as a set of practices and organisations. The state is an
institutional order striving to create some order...
Examine the claim that ‘state legitimacy is closely associated with democracy’ (Blakeley and Saward, 2009, p.370).
State legitimacy refers to the popular acceptance of a governing body or bodies by citizens. Democracy is a greatly debated term broadly...
you do the
right things for the environment, you'll have a stronger business so that you can make more money. It's not
about sort of a condescending view… I don't know if that's subtle or if people don't get it, but it's very
important. It's about interdependence rather than balance. It's about mutual...
1. The Underlying Likeness among the Concepts of Legitimacy, Sovereignty, and Authority.
The original meaning of legitimacy is the rightful king or queen was on the throne by reason of “legitimate” birth. Legitimacy now refers to an attitude in people’s minds – in some countries strong...
Assess sociological views on the reasons for, and solutions to poverty.
For this essay I will assess the sociological views of poverty and what certain groups of people think about it.
Poverty is very hard to define as it is very subjective and there are many different views...
Assess sociological explanations of science and ideology as a belief system.
Science has obviously had a massive impact on the world and some sociologists argue that science is a open belief while some sociologists argue that science is instead a closed belief system, resisting change.
A belief system...
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Date: 14 May 2014
Question: Examine and assess the view that the legitimacy of states is always contested.
It is first important to establish the definition of the term “State(s)”. Blakely & Saward describes “as a formless mass that can be considered everywhere...
Andrew Mellon Professor
Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver
War rarely is good for human rights. The decision of the United States to launch a “global war
on terror” in response to the suicide airplane bombings in New York and Washington has had
predictably negative human rights...
competing views are circulated on globalization’s affect upon democracy; one view is that globalization promotes democracy, another view argues just the opposite; the last view, claims that globalization and democracy are not inner related. This paper will focus on the first two competing views by trying...
Assess the view that science has replaced religion as the main ideological influence in society today (33 marks).
Ideology as a contested concept is defined in many different ways depending on perspective. The success of science has lead to a widespread belief in it, as it can ‘deliver the goods’...
National Law Institute University
THE DEBATE OF ISLAMIC STATE IN INDIA
Submitted To: Submitted By:
Prof.(Dr.) Uday Pratap Singh ...
5/23/2006 8:43 AM
Duke Law Journal
STATE PUNISHMENT AND PRIVATE PRISONS
To date, the debate over private prisons has focused largely on the
relative efficiency of private prisons as compared to their publicly-run...
The state is seen as a set of organisations and practices that aims to prevent social chaos and make social order within a defined territory. It refers to the shared ideas and expectations regarding the ordering of social life and establishes who might legitimately claim to exercise authority over many...
Why is the state a central concept in studying politics?
Once described as “the shadow which falls upon almost every human activity” (Heywood, 2007: 89), the state has traditionally been at the center of much political analysis because it is regarded as the highest form of authority, being inextricably...
A Poststructuralist Critique of Neorealist Conceptualizations of the State and Anarchy
As the title suggests I have chosen to focus on one particular brand of realism, neorealism, as offered by Kenneth Waltz. The reason for my focusing on neorealism is that I feel realism, perhaps the dominant theory...
– Politics is the resolution of conflict
– Politics is the competition among individuals, groups, or
states pursuing their interests
The different views of politics examined here are as follows:
politics as the art of of government
politics as public...
autonomy is "relative." If such is the case, why not approach state and politics first as "autonomous" realms and then focus on their relations with other spheres? The only theory of the state which explicitly postulates the autonomy of the state and politics is Max Weber's, as formulated in "Intermediate...
What does the notion of legitimacy and social contract have to do with corporate disclosure policies?
In recent years, corporations have increasingly used their annual reports to voluntarily report information relating to their social actions, particularly those concerning the natural...
Public Administration For A Democratic
Developmental State In Africa:
Prospects And Possibilities
Kealeboga J. Maphunye
Research report 114
Research report 114
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOR A DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENTAL STATE IN
PROSPECTS AND POSSIBILITIES
Kealeboga J. Maphunye
organizational legitimacy in social
Received 5 January 2012
Revised 25 September 2012
Accepted 15 January 2013
Department of Intercultural Communication and Management,
Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Purpose – Organization legitimacy is a general reflection...
take account of the developments rendering the Westphalian model obsolete. The task is to reformulate democratic theory in order grasp the erosion of state autonomy and to conceptualize a new political order. Thus the political dimension of globalisation is in focus and this offers interesting perspectives...
Organizational Legitimacy under Conditions of Complexity: The Case of the Multinational
Author(s): Tatiana Kostova and Srilata Zaheer
Source: The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan., 1999), pp. 64-81
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www...
EU lawyers are long used to reflecting on the fundamental ways in which the legal systems and governance of its component States have been affected by their membership of the European Union. In more recent times, however, and in particular since the conclusion of the Uruguay...
Use your own knowledge to assess how far the sources support the interpretation that between 1542 and 1558 religion was more important consideration then legitimacy in settling the succession to the crown.
Between 1542 and 1558, religion may have had an effect on some people’s thoughts of who should...
Following the landmark Supreme Court case in 1973, abortion became a legal option under limited circumstances for women in the United States when faced with the prospect of an unwanted pregnancy. Now forty-one years removed from Roe vs. Wade, abortion continues to generate an ample amount...
The concept of legitimacy, according to German sociologist Max Weber, is defined by whether or not making and enforcing laws are acceptable and appropriate to governed populations. No matter the type of government – whether it is a republic, democracy, tyranny, or any other dialectical...
in order to be categorised as fundamentalist.
A prime example of this is in the emergence of a large Fundamental Christian following in the United States of America. 80% of Americans say with believe in God, while 60% say that 'religion plays an important role in my life'. This figure is considerably...
we define “statehood”. It’s all good and well to say that the state is a contested organisation, but when the idea of what exactly a state is comes into it, that statement becomes all the less clear. By definition a nation state is a state/country that possesses clear borders and land, and contains mostly...
Examine and assess how political order is made and repaired.
In this TMA I will examine and assess how political order is made mainly through the state. In order to create, maintain and repair political order, the state needs authority from its citizens to do so and this authority needs to be legitimate...