EIRP Proceedings, Vol 7 (2012)

On the Legitimacy of Representation during the Transition towards Democracy

Ioan Alexandru


The legitimacy as a social fact does not coincide particularly with the legitimacy which grants the legal character, although normally the doubts regarding the legitimacy of an action, of a process, of an authority or of an institution constitutes the source of mistrust and question their legality. With other words, it is not enough for a process to observe the legal regulations, neither that a qualified, legally authorised and recognized body take a favourable decision. The legitimacy implies trust and total and active acceptance of the majority of citizens towards the result of the actions made by institutions and responsible public persons.



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