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|Title:||Political Legitimacy in Australia||Contributor(s):||Maddox, W Graham (author)||Publication Date:||2005||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1559||Abstract:||Although modern political science has not been prolific in delineating theories of authority, all considerations of the state imply authority, which is the centralising focus of the political association. Authority exists "where power, the execution of right and the perpetuation of tradition are assured together in one coordinated agency". Authority is therefore inherently conservative, and sits uncomfortably in a postmodern world, as indeed does the state. Yet "execution of right" fulfils a prime human need, which is scarcely realisable in isolation from an organised political community, and which becomes the 'sin qua non' of a legitimate state organisation.||Publication Type:||Book Chapter||Source of Publication:||Legitimation and the State, p. 71-87||Publisher:||Kardoorair Press||Place of Publication:||Armidale, N.S.W.||ISBN:||9780908244652
|Field of Research (FOR):||160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy||HERDC Category Description:||B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book||Other Links:||http://books.google.com.au/books?id=x0DvPAAACAAJ
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