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Legitimacy. Ethnographic and Theoretical Insights

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Global in scope, this original and thought-provoking collection applies new theory on legitimacy and legitimation to urban life. An informed reflection on this comparatively new topic in anthropology in relation to morality, action, law, politics and governance is both timely and innovative, especially as worldwide discontent among ordinary people grows. The ethnographically-based analyses offered here range from banking to neighbourhoods, from poverty to political action at the grassroots. They recognize the growing gap between the rulers and the ruled with particular attention to the morality of what is right as opposed to what is legal. This book is a unique contribution to social theory, fostering discussion across the many boundaries of anthropological and sociological studies.

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Introduction
Global in scope, this original and thought-provoking collection applies new theory on legitimacy and legitimation to urban life. An informed reflection on this comparatively new topic in anthropology in relation to morality, action, law, politics and governance is both timely and innovative, especially as worldwide discontent among ordinary people grows. The ethnographically-based analyses offered here range from banking to neighbourhoods, from poverty to political action at the grassroots. They recognize the growing gap between the rulers and the ruled with particular attention to the morality of what is right as opposed to what is legal. This book is a unique contribution to social theory, fostering discussion across the many boundaries of anthropological and sociological studies.

Keywords
legitimacy legitimation urban anthropology morality ethics public policy governance power and authority responsibility
Editors and affiliations
Italo Pardo1
Giuliana B. Prato2
1.School of Anthropology and ConservationUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
2.School of Anthropology and ConservationUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

Front Matter
Pages i-xv

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Ethnographies of Legitimacy: Methodological and Theoretical Insights
Italo Pardo, Giuliana B. Prato
Pages 1-25
On the Legitimacy of Democratic Representation: Two Case Studies from Europe
Giuliana B. Prato
Pages 27-56
Governance Without Legitimacy: An Italian Conundrum of Democracy
Italo Pardo
Pages 57-82
Legitimating Poverty: The Minimum Guaranteed Income Pilot Case
Manos Spyridakis
Pages 83-103
Legal but Not Legitimate: The Changing Practices of Financial Citizenship in Turkey
Z. Nurdan Atalay
Pages 105-123
Changing Contours of Legitimacy in Neighbourhoods: Reflections from a Town in North Kerala
Janaki Abraham
Pages 125-143
Privatization of Urban Governance and Legitimacy Disputes in a Social Housing Megaproject in Soacha, Colombia
Adriana Hurtado-Tarazona
Pages 145-167
Undermining Governmental Legitimacy at the Grass Roots: The Role of Inflated Expectations of Community Accountability
Jerome Krase, Kathryn Krase
Pages 169-192
Detachment and Commitment to Legitimacy: The Case of Viger Square in Montreal
Nathalie Boucher
Pages 193-215
In or Out? Emerging Urban Practices of Citizenship in East Africa
Lucy Koechlin
Pages 217-234
Citizenship and Legitimacy: Kolkata’s Anglo-Indian Experiences
Robyn Andrews
Pages 235-257
Conflicting Loyalties and Legitimate Illegality in Urban South Lebanon
Marcello Mollica
Pages 259-279
Morality and Legitimacy in the Sewŏl Protest in South Korea
Liora Sarfati
Pages 281-303
Romani Political Participation and Legitimization of Power Relations in the Czech Republic
Zdeněk Uherek
Pages 305-328
Back Matter
Pages 329-338

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