Legitimacy and Violence (On the Imaginary of Political Power)


  • Oleh Bilyi H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


political legitimacy, violence, state institutions, imaginaries of political power, authoritarian governing


The main goal of the article is to show the formation of cultural-historical and philosophical-legal preconditions of political legitimacy. Also it deals with the correlation of the state governing and political recognition, violence and legitimation technologies, state institutions, and the imaginaries of political power. Special attention is given to the manipulative electoral sociology in the process of the authoritarian government establishment.

Author Biography

Oleh Bilyi, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

doctor of sciences (philology), professor, senior research fellow at the Department of the Philosophy of Culture, Ethics and Aesthetics


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Bilyi, O. (2017). Legitimacy and Violence (On the Imaginary of Political Power). Filosofska Dumka, (2), 90–104. Retrieved from https://dumka.philosophy.ua/index.php/fd/article/view/277



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