Hence, the intellectually restrictive politics of dogmatism "My answer is right, and all others are wrong"scepticism "All answers are equally true or [false]; everyone has a right to his own truth"and eclecticism "Each meaning gives a partial view, so the more meanings the better" are inappropriate philosophic stances for managing a political term that has more than one meaning.
Raz helpfully distinguishes among three ways in which the relation between consent and legitimate political authority may be understood : i consent of those governed is a necessary condition for the legitimacy of political authority; ii consent is not directly a condition for legitimacy, but the conditions for the legitimacy of authority are such that only political authority that enjoys the consent of those governed can meet them; iii the conditions of legitimate political authority are such that those governed by that authority are under an obligation to consent.
Green, Leslie, The fact that legitimacy levels vary across IOs within the same audience suggests that there is something about IOs as such that matters. A well-known problem with the view that Bentham articulates is that it justifies restrictions of rights that liberals find unacceptable.
They include the establishment of new IO bodies, reforms of existing institutions, changes to substantive policies, and the creation of public relations functions.
Legitimacy beliefs are the outcome of a process in which individual priors interact with justifications and challenges of political institutions. This is the approach put forward by John Locke and is a common element in democratic theory.