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POWER AND LEGITIMACY IN MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT CLASS

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…

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