A DISCOURSE ON TRANSNATIONAL CRISIS OF LEGITIMATION
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Historically, instances of transnational interactions between dominant and subordinate societies, through the instrumentality of the political state, had been anchored on particularistic vested interests that may quite often be of asymmetrical advantage, or may not necessarily be of mutual benefits. It is argued that transnational socio-political, economic, cultural, military expressions of hegemony (or pervasive multiplicity of domination) are invariably in tandem with the particularistic vested interests of dominant forces of imperialism. By the same token, parties (i.e., societies/political states) in situations of subordination suffer deficits, as a consequence of their vested interests being undermined due to exigencies of unequal exchange. However, imperialist forces of hegemony are quite often challenged, as expressed by counter-hegemony or crisis of legitimation, in response to conflictual vested interests. Pursuance and propagation of multi-lateral vested interests are quite often enforced militarily by transnational hegemonic blocs, irrespective of potential or actual resistance. Hence, the enduring widespread global instances of legitimation crisis, which may be construed (or be misconstrued) as acts of “terrorism”.
Legitimation , Transnational crisis
Ninalowo, A. A Discourse On Transnational Crisis of Legitimation.” Presented at The XVIII World Congress of Sociology, through the Auspices of the International Sociological Association (ISA), Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July, 2014