Document Type : Research Article
The factor of legitimacy of power structures, which is the basis of threat resistance of the society, has been analyzed in detail in this article. Special attention is also paid to the main criteria for the legitimacy of power. An attempt is made to identify and analyze the nature and main characteristics of the legitimacy of power. Considerable attention is paid to the relationship between the concepts of “legitimacy of power” and“legality of power”. The methods used by the state to ensure political and economic manageability of citizens, taking into account the existing alignment of political forces have been studied.