Assessing the Effects of Hypocrisy on State Legitimacy

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Abstrakt

This paper seeks to do is to unpack the relationship between state hypocrisy and its effects through asking several questions: If states potentially lose their legitimacy when they act hypocritically, in what way does this happen? What does it mean in this context for a state to lose its legitimacy? Is it legitimacy that the states are losing, or are we misidentifying the effect? This paper argues that hypocrisy has very little effect on the legitimacy of states given our current understanding of legitimacy in international relations. Instead, it posits that the primary effect of hypocrisy on states is not on their legitimacy, but on their trustworthiness – but even here only under very specific theoretical understandings of trust and under certain conditions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato23. okt. 2014
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 23. okt. 2014
BegivenhedDanish Political Science Association Annual Conference - Hotel Vejlefjord, Vejle, Danmark
Varighed: 23. okt. 201424. okt. 2014

Konference

KonferenceDanish Political Science Association Annual Conference
LokationHotel Vejlefjord
LandDanmark
ByVejle
Periode23/10/201424/10/2014

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