All governments need legitimacy to survive. But how do governments
attain authority? What makes citizens obey or feel loyal toward their
governments? Scholars have answered these questions by concluding that
political legitimacy comes from several sources
The Regime - is the structure of the institutional configuration of government e.g., in U.
S. we have three branches of government and different levels of government e.g., federal,
state, and local.
The Political Personnel - are the people in government a
A Pluralist democracy is characterized by competition by power by organized groups.
The unorganized have little or no power in the political system.
Political Regime - regardless of the type of regime all regimes seek legitimacy.
Legitimacy is the tacit o