Jan24 - Jan24 14:42 A. Theproblemwithlegitimacy a.

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Jan 24 14:42 A. The problem with legitimacy a. Legitimacy      – the feeling or belief that the people have that the government is  based on morality (morally right) and that therefore they are obligated to obey  the law. a.i. No government can be observed simply because it has force. a.ii. Has to rely on the support of the people. a.iii. In 1991 soviet union went away. If governments rule simply with force  they will go away. a.iv. Problems a.iv.1. Tradition a.iv.2. Religion a.iv.3. Devine quality Believe it is not inherited  a.iv.4. Marks’s theory  a.iv.4.a. History is moving in a certain direction, you  have to move with history a.iv.5. Democratic theory B. Democratic Theory a. Roussean (1750) Rousseo want to figure out reality in behavior.  His  conclusion is self-control.  To be able to make rational decisions a.i. One where the people are making the laws that they have to obey. a.ii.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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