Legitimacy And Fear In Guglielmo Ferrero Cover Image

Legitimnost i strah u delima Giljerma Ferera
Legitimacy And Fear In Guglielmo Ferrero

Author(s): Milan Podunavac
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu & Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: Ferrero; order; fear; legitimacy; quasi-legitimacy; dictatorship

Summary/Abstract: The article stressed the centrality of fear for political order, arguing that every theory of state, every developed political ideology tend to evade collective consequences of fear. Despite its importance, the problem of fear was neglected in mainstream political theory. The author offers a short genealogy of the way the problem of fear was addressed in traditional political theory since Thucydides. The focus of analysis is the complex relations between order (government), fear and legitimacy in the works of Guglielmo Ferrero and his disciple Bibó István. In the last part of article, the author makes an attempt to demonstrate how political dynamic on the Balkans could be reflected within broader framework of Ferrero’s political theory. He found that Ferrero’s concept of quasi-legitimacy might be very useful in that analysis.

  • Issue Year: 1/2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 15-27
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian