Isabela Padilha Vilela
|Source of Legitimacy
|How it maintains legitimacy (example!)
|Strong Economic growth
|There are many social science studies that affirm that the economic perception of the population influences how they perceive their government. For example, in Nigeria 🇳🇬 the oil boom of 1970s brought more legitimacy to the government (in the short-term) because the population saw an increase on jobs and economic prosperity.
|It refers to the perception of an individual in how they can influence political decisions and outcomes. For example, UK 🇬🇧 citizens - which are predominantly wealthier and have higher access to education than some of the other countries studies - understand and believe that they play a role in the political system. Their political efficacy is overall high.
|When you think of Russia 🇷🇺, you probably think immediately of their leader Vladimir Putin riding shirtless on horses. He is charismatic 😍 You may think this is silly, but he embodies a strong sense of pride in Russian nationalism and he legitimizes his power through his charisma and ability to defend Russia against western influence.
|Expansion of Rule of Law
|Consists of the idea that all individuals and institutions are bound to the law. It can be reinforced through a robust legal system, an independent judiciary, and a just and effective law enforcement. The existence of an all-encompassing constiution reinforces the rule of law. For example, Mexican 🇲🇽 citizens rely on the constiution as a source of legitimacy since it unites them and puts everyone (including institutions) on the same level.