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Political Science Globalization

Unsettled Legitimacy

Political Community, Power, and Authority in a Global Era

edited by Steven Bernstein & William D. Coleman

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2010
Globalization, Local, General, General, National, State & Provincial, General
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Under what conditions do individuals and communities accept globalized decision making as legitimate? And what political practices do individuals and collectivities under globalization use to exercise autonomy? To answer these questions, the contributors explore the disruptions and reconfigurations of political authority that accompany globalization. Arguing that we live in an era in which political legitimacy at multiple scales of authority is under strain, they show that globalization has also created demands for regulation, security, and the protection of rights and expressions of individual and collective autonomy.

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William D. Coleman is CIGI Chair in Globalization and Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

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