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LegitimacyGovernance Without Legitimacy: An Italian Conundrum of Democracy

Legitimacy: Governance Without Legitimacy: An Italian Conundrum of Democracy [Drawing on his field research in NaplesNaples, Pardo discusses the trade of legitimacy for power. He examines ordinary Neapolitans’ mistreatment by their distrusting rulers, who, in turn, enjoy no trust or legitimacy in the broader society. Specifically, Pardo analyses how rulers’ manipulations of the law and governing by double standards raise the feeling among local people that they are treated as second-class citizens and, among other things, turn their traditional tolerance and welcoming approach to an intolerance of non-citizens. He shows how these dynamics coalesce in the de-legitimation of local institutions at grassroots level, leading to a discussion of this conundrum of democracy in the context of what threatens to become an unbridgeable chasm between the rulers and the ruled locally, as elsewhere in the West.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

LegitimacyGovernance Without Legitimacy: An Italian Conundrum of Democracy

Editors: Pardo, Italo; Prato, Giuliana B.
Legitimacy — Oct 18, 2018

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-96237-5
Pages
57 –82
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96238-2_3
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Drawing on his field research in NaplesNaples, Pardo discusses the trade of legitimacy for power. He examines ordinary Neapolitans’ mistreatment by their distrusting rulers, who, in turn, enjoy no trust or legitimacy in the broader society. Specifically, Pardo analyses how rulers’ manipulations of the law and governing by double standards raise the feeling among local people that they are treated as second-class citizens and, among other things, turn their traditional tolerance and welcoming approach to an intolerance of non-citizens. He shows how these dynamics coalesce in the de-legitimation of local institutions at grassroots level, leading to a discussion of this conundrum of democracy in the context of what threatens to become an unbridgeable chasm between the rulers and the ruled locally, as elsewhere in the West.]

Published: Oct 18, 2018

Keywords: Traditional Tolerance; Pardo 2011a; Tangentopoli; Power Authority; Double-standard Approach

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