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Bringing legitimacy back in to neo-Weberian state theory and international relations

Seabrooke, Leonard


Within international relations one seldom finds discussion of how legitimacy affects ‘state capacity’—a state’s capacity to enact and adapt to domestic and international change. This is especially surprising for neo- Weberian approaches that have viewed state capacity as a major concern for over two decades. And although legitimacy was a key ingredient to Max Weber’s approach to the state, the concept is eschewed or ignored in the three discernible neo Weberian approaches to state capacity. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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