Global Journal of Technology and Optimization

ISSN: 2229-8711

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Understanding Legitimacy in Governance: A Comprehensive Overview


Ramona Paskarina*

Legitimacy in governance is a multifaceted concept that plays a pivotal role in the stability and effectiveness of any political system. It refers to the perceived rightfulness and moral authority of a government or governing institution to exercise power and make decisions on behalf of a society. This article provides a comprehensive overview of legitimacy in governance, exploring its various dimensions, sources and implications. By delving into historical, theoretical and practical perspectives, this article aims to enhance our understanding of how legitimacy is established, maintained and challenged in diverse contexts.


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