(This is an archived page, from Edition 2 of the Patterns of Power book.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 (126.96.36.199)
Criteria for Assessing Political Legitimacy (188.8.131.52)
Beetham’s 3-layer Model of Legitimacy (184.108.40.206)
Evidence of Public Assent to Governance (220.127.116.11)
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