6.3.5  Legitimacy of Political Systems                              

(This is an archived page, from Edition 2 of the Patterns of Power book.  The current versions is at https://www.patternsofpower.org/patterns/political/systems/legitimacy/).

This section has now been subdivided as follows:

The Need for Political Legitimacy (

Criteria for Assessing Political Legitimacy (

Beetham’s 3-layer Model of Legitimacy (

Evidence of Public Assent to Governance (

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