legitimatize


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to make lawful

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In violation of the universally acknowledged human right to inclusion in the public sphere of politics (as the normative context for the pursuit of social justice), the apartheid state chose the path of myth to legitimatize its racist ideology of white-European superiority, supremacy and exceptionalism.
Conversely it is the battle, where parties attempt to win the confidence of the public and thereby legitimatize their activity and goals.
Religion can thus be a viable instrument to legitimatize or illegitimatize political regimes (Lewy, 1974; Johnston & Figa, 1988; Nasr, 1988; Haynes, 1994; Juergensmeyer, 1995).
The March 14: We Won't Legitimatize the Coup," read the paper's front-page banner headline above a colored picture of March 14 politicians, including caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The MP said that any participation in the new government will legitimatize the coup d' etat that took place, explaining that "talk about the one third veto power was criticized by prime minister-designate Najib Mikati and MP Michel Aoun.
In countries where firms aggregate, these firms act to legitimatize doing business in that country.
These can include diverting precursor chemicals to manufacture drugs, renting hotel rooms to conduct transactions, or laundering drug proceeds to legitimatize profits.
It is obvious to anybody that [El-Kurdy's campaign] is an attempt to legitimatize the inheritance of power in Egypt," he added.
April 18, 2010 (KHARTOUM) -- Darfur rebel leader has rejected today the outcome of the "fraudulent" elections in Sudan urging opposition forces and the southern Sudan ruling party to not legitimatize the National Congress Party (NCP) by participating in the next government.
Similar to the West and Orient dichotomy, under the principles of Orientalism, the "developed" West tries to legitimatize its "superior" position by distinguishing itself from "backward" Africa.
Traditional social action requires one to legitimatize new things using the values of eternal yesterday.
Affiliation with the so-called al-Qaeda group is haram," meaning banned in Islam, al-Obeikan told the paper, adding "It is strictly prohibited to legitimatize the shedding of blood of other Muslims without having the right to do so.
However, the people of Afghanistan will not agree to negotiation which prolongs and legitimatize the invaders military presence in our beloved country.
a mainstream version of environmentalism has become a common narrative framework used to legitimatize certain aspects of US consumerism, family values, global military power, and American history.
Christian Smith concludes that such personal spiritual experiences reinforce ethical values, and assist adolescents to legitimatize their subjective beliefs, commitments, convictions, and perceptions.