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Political Legitimacy

What gives an administration the right to govern? When do citizens consider politics as legitimate? And what do they mean by that? Hundreds of scholars from Leiden University are researching topics related to "political legitimacy" in six different institutes and four faculties. They collaborate in the interdisciplinary profile area Political Legitimacy, including three research projects that are funded by it. This website brings all news, events and results related to the profile area.

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(Image above: The Big Leiden Presidential Breakfast, 9 november 2016. © Geerten Waling)