POWER AND LEGITIMACY IN MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT CLASS

 

Introduction

In the recent Power Legitimacy Modern Political Thought class, the importance of two political concepts “Power” and political “legitimacy” have gained a lot of significance. For instance, one of the leading UK’s newspaper reported that the Iraq War of 2003 was legal but of “questionable legitimacy.” The American and British efforts of persuading other countries of the need for war felt flat and further, British Ambassador could not convince the UN. This was also accepted by Sir Jeremy Greenstock, British Ambassador that it was a questionable legitimacy to have military action in Iraq as the democratic observable support of the greater majority of the UN could not be obtained (Meikle,  2009).

Political legitimacy, which has been defined by many political philosophers, goes hand in hand with power exercised. The German political philosopher said that the government power which is exercised based on the foundation of legitimacy. It has also been recognized to work as the reservoir of water, which maintains political stability if the proper level of water maintained,  but as the level falls below the required level, political legitimacy is at stake (Fabienne, 2010).

In the main essay, the body contains a detailed analysis of how communitarians and anarchists contrast community, how their views differ on state legitimacy and how communitarians view at the modern state and its legitimacy.

Communitarians and anarchists and contrast a community or free association of citizens to the state

Anarchism has been seen as the most violent revolutionary overthrow of the status quo (and the economic system) is no longer anarchy (i.e., unstructured social chaos), or the utopian dream of a life in harmony with the post-revolutionary. Anarchism is far from representative of anarchist theory on the properties of a future society (Mansbach et al. 2008).

The best general Communitarian Socialism anarchism, community solidarity and social justice, land and production resources necessary for the joint occupation are seen as a form, but the ‘state’ as a requirement for the state.

 

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