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Theme Panel: Revitalizing Legitimacy: Integrating Concepts, Measurement, and Analysis

Revitalizing Legitimacy: Integrating Concepts, Measurement, and Analysis The legitimacy of authorities and institutions is a foundational concern in political science and the social sciences generally. While political theorists have developed insights about the normative foundations […]

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Theme Panel: Muslims in the American Imagination

Muslims in the American Imagination Negative portrayals of Muslims have been on the rise in the United States in recent years, and reached a fever pitch in the 2016 election. The papers on this panel […]

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Theme Panel: Legitimate People, Legitimate Territory?

Legitimate People, Legitimate Territory? Critical Perspectives on Sovereigntism The legitimacy of sovereign communities and their right to take unilateral decisions on their civic boundaries (political membership, citizenship) and territorial borders is increasingly put into question […]

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Theme Panel: Democratic Legitimacy & Violence against Women

Democratic Legitimacy & Violence against Women: Policymaking in the Global South This panel investigates the ongoing struggle for creating and upholding violence against women policies in countries from the global south. With cases from Latin […]

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Theme Panel: Democracy, Distrust, and Digital Publics

Democracy, Distrust, and Digital Publics How might this new era of “post-truth politics,” alternative facts, and fake news threaten the legitimacy of democratic processes? The hacking of public opinion, Tenove argues, demands the creation of […]