Definition of Delegitimation

1. Noun. the act of removing the legitimacy from something, or of making something illegitimate ¹



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Definition of Delegitimation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delegitimation

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Literary usage of Delegitimation

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1. China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects by Elizabeth Economy, Michel Oksenberg (1999)
"... ROC—for international legitimation has been closely keyed to the jagged development of the UN politics of collective legitimation and delegitimation. ..."

2. Transnational Social Policies: The New Development Challenges of Globalization by Daniel A. Morales-Gómez (1999)
"The proliferation of ontological insecurity can result in the delegitimation of the state and political institutions, whose existence can only be justified ..."

3. Hostage to Revolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Security Policy, 1985-1991 by Coit D. Blacker (1993)
"... Soviet military art in the 1980s, the delegitimation of offensive operations placed the uniformed military in an extremely ..."

4. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"The first step was the delegitimation of aggressive war. The second was the abolition of the idea that even a defensive war could end with a full-scale ..."

5. The Legitimacy of International Organizations by Jean-Marc Coicaud (2001)
"Coicaud argues, is the gradual erosion of the current order - owing less to changes in the distribution of power than to the delegitimation of an ..."

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