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180237 SE Legality and Legitimacy (2010W)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.10. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 18.10. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 25.10. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 08.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 15.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 22.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 29.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 06.12. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 13.12. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 10.01. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 17.01. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 24.01. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Monday 31.01. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The distinction between ‚legality' and ‚legitimacy' is considered to be crucial for assessing the moral status of claims to power and political authority. Not all forms of government are considered to be legitimate though they have de facto authority to enact laws.
However, what are the exact criteria of political legitimacy? When are state orders legitimate, when illegitimate? How should we define the relationship between legitimacy and justice? Which conception of legitimacy is relevant for a global political order?
In the seminar we will read texts by Th. Nagel, Allan Buchanan, Joseph Raz and David Copp to discuss the outlined questions.

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Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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Association in the course directory

MA M 2, MA M 3, § 4.1.3, § 2.5

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