Legitimacy is the right and acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a regime.[1]

With respect to Legitimacy, Philip Bobbit says:
The defining characteristic ... of a Constitutional Order is its basis for Legitimacy. [2]

The Constitutional Order of the industrial nation state, within which we currently live, promised: give us power and we will improve the material well-being of the nation.

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