Beyond Hegemony: Towards a New Philosophy of Political Legitimacy

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Since the Enlightenment, liberal democrat governments in Europe and North America have been compelled to secure the legitimacy of their authority by constructing rational states whose rationality is based on modern forms of law. The first serious challenge to liberal democratic practices of legal legitimacy comes in Marx's early writings on Rousseau and Hegel. Marx discovers the limits of formal legal equality that does not address substantive relations of inequality in the workplace and in many other spheres of social life ...

Beyond Hegemony: Towards a New Philosophy of Political Legitimacy 2010, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719060892

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Beyond Hegemony: Towards a New Philosophy of Political Legitimacy 2005, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719060885

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