Legitimacy Beyond the State

Legitimacy Beyond the State
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 This workshop aims to advance philosophical research on legitimacy as a normative (as opposed to merely sociological) concept. Philosophers have traditionally applied the concept of legitimacy exclusively to political states, often with special attention to the close relation between states and coercive power. But non-profit organizations, international corporations, interest groups, and other social institutions also wield great power of various kinds over many people. This workshop features presentations by various researchers that explore philosophical issues related to whether social arrangements like these can be legitimate as well.

Please contact Sean Donahue at Sean.Donahue@anu.edu.au to register.

Date & time

Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9am – Wed 28 Feb 2024, 5pm


Online + In-person Room 2.56, RSSS Building 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton 2601, ACT


Sean Donahue


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