Legitimation Crisis (book)

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Legitimation Crisis
Legitimation Crisis (German edition).jpg
AuthorJürgen Habermas
Original titleLegitimationsprobleme im Spätkapitalismus
TranslatorThomas McCarthy
CountryWest Germany
LanguageGerman
SubjectLegitimation crisis
PublisherSuhrkamp
Publication date
1973
Media typePrint
Pages120
ISBN0-435-82386-8

Legitimation Crisis (German: Legitimationsprobleme im Spätkapitalismus) is a 1973 book by the philosopher Jürgen Habermas. It was published in English in 1975 by Beacon Press, translated and with an introduction by Thomas McCarthy. It was originally published by Suhrkamp.[1] The title refers to a decline in the confidence of administrative functions, institutions, or leadership: a legitimation crisis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ COPAC catalogue record
  2. ^ Friedrichs, David (1980). "The Legitimacy Crisis in the United States: A Conceptual Analysis". Social Problems. 27 (5): 540–555. doi:10.1525/sp.1980.27.5.03a00040.