Talk:Authority in governance

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 Definition The basis by which a government has legitimacy to govern, and to engage in international relations [d] [e]

Awkward title, and flow thoughts

First, I'm definitely open to alternate titles.

Second, any ideas on organizing the introduction so it more clearly recognizes there are four types of authority, but three kinds of legitimacy? The government of Saddam Hussein had unquestioned authority, but relatively few Iraqis considered it legitimate -- although they would defend it from external threats, nationalism being a different issue than domestic authority. Howard C. Berkowitz 19:32, 31 December 2010 (UTC)