Popular Support

2. Popular Support

  • institute reform
  • reform creates legitimacy
  • legitimacy creates popular support
  • no more gurillas


  • legitimacy is malleable and subjective
  • why do people prefer to be beaten by a policeman who speaks their own language?

cultural context

  • this model is culturally specific and not applicable
  • it is not the norm yet that international law trumps domestic law
  • state sovereignty dominates most of the legal system

offensive component

  • provision of something
  • active measures
  • propoganda - say bad things about the enemy
  • financial (buying favour)
  • services
  • ensure anonymity
  • limit liberties (martial law)
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