Ross Mittiga publishes on the legitimacy of authoritarian power.

December 15, 2021
Political Legitimacy, Authoritarianism, and Climate Change

Ross Mittiga - PhD graduate and now assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science of the Catholic University of Chile - asks in a recent publication in the American Political Science Review if authoritarian power is ever legitimate. If a government cannot otherwise ensure the safety and security of the citizenry, due to emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, then a government can exercise certain authoritarian modes of control.

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