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Imperium en veiligheid : de zoektocht naar legitimiteit

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  • Jacobus Delwaide
  • Korg Kustermans orcid logo

Abstract

The doctrine of benevolent em pire posits that unilateral security governance has become a necessary and legitimate form of global governance. After first assessing if imperia! governance can even be considered an instance of global governance, its claim of legitimacy is scrutinised. lt is argued, with reference to the po litical philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, that its strategy of legitimation is eventua lly doomed to fail because benevolent empire appears to downplay both the importance of education in forging legitimacy and the context-specific nature of legitimacy.

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Delwaide, J. & Kustermans, K., (2008) “Imperium en veiligheid : de zoektocht naar legitimiteit”, Res Publica 50(1), p.5-30.

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30 Mar 2008
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