Political Legitimacy as a Personal and Intellectual Journey

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The article highlights the intellectual path and the research agenda developed by the author over the years concerning the question of political legitimacy. The first section focuses on issues of legitimation in the context of Latin American authoritarian democracies. The second section of the article refers to political legitimacy as political responsibility in the context of legal and political theory. The third and last section addresses the relevance of political legitimacy at the international level, on which the research agenda of the author now concentrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-418
Number of pages14
JournalChinese Political Science Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


  • International legitimacy
  • Latin America
  • Legitimacy
  • Political responsibility
  • United Nations


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