What Makes a State Legitimate & Stable?


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What is legitimacy?

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1. What is stability?

2. How do more democratic states reinforce their legitimacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet to establish your sense of state legitimacy and stability. You'll be required to define these terms for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of the quiz and worksheet are to:

  • Understand how more states legitimize themselves
  • Recognize a group that grew in legitimacy while others failed
  • Identify a basic agreement that initiated legitimacy and stability with early governments

Skills Practiced

These resources will help you along the following guidelines:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on state legitimacy and stability
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as stability and legitimacy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how democratic states enforce their legitimacy

Additional Learning

Read this lesson named What Makes a State Legitimate & Stable? to find out more about a state's legitimacy and stability. The lesson covers the following:

  • Understand how a state is constructed
  • Recognize the powers of the state
  • Identify how states express legitimacy
  • Explain how states lose their legitimacy