As social creatures, human beings need order, organization, and protection for the very sustenance of their lives. The order, organization, and protection necessitate division of labor and decision-making mechanisms for the issues such as allocation of resources for defined purposes in daily routines. In this regard, the definition of purposes, the determination of the way of fulfilling these purposes, and those who take part in this process are few of the basic actions quite vital in the survival and sustenance of social communities. The very legitimacy of authority of an entity – be it a tribe, a city state, an empire, or a state in the modern sense – therefore, derives partially from the abovementioned needs of human beings.
In the process of survival and sustenance, the provision and ensuring security constitute significant part of sources from which the legitimacy of authority is derived. Therefore, the relation of legitimacy and security can be argued as highly...
KeywordsPolitical authority Domestic-international legitimacy Human security Responsibility to protect
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