Legitimacy Beyond the State

Generally, questions of state legitimacy proceed from a description ... It presumes a stable description of institutional features out of which we can construct an institutional type and to which the hypothetical purpose is then related ...

Author: N. P. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000350622

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

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This volume addresses the normative legitimacy of the international order, asking how we can make sense of legitimacy claims of increasingly diverse global governance institutions and practices and how their legitimacy relates to and differs from state legitimacy. State legitimacy is a central concern of modern political thought but is inadequate when applied to institutions that differ from the state in type, level of governance, scope, and much else. We need a new, tailored approach to the legitimacy of institutions beyond the state, especially international and transnational institutions. Such an approach includes foundational questions: what does it mean for institutions to be legitimate that have radically different purposes, means, interests, capacities, constituents, and roles from states? And what standards do such institutions have to meet in order to count as legitimate? The contributions to this volume seek to advance the debate on these questions at both abstract and more concrete levels. They range from conceptual questions about the nature of legitimacy and international institutions, to rule of law, to the legitimacy of the UN Security Council, the International Criminal Court, and occupying military forces in the face of challenges specific to their nature and context. Together they demonstrate both the promise and challenges of theorizing legitimacy beyond the state. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Legitimacy Beyond the State

In the past, however, these efforts have been far too weak and there is reason to doubt that the new voluntary ... More fundamentally, any attempt to attribute democratic legitimacy to private actors in global governance will have to ...

Author: Eva Erman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023028325X

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Combining case studies with normative theory, this book analyzes the democratic credentials of transnational actors participating in global governance, ranging from corporations and philanthropic foundations to NGOs and social movements. This leads to innovative interpretations of democratic legitimacy in a transnational context.

Legitimacy Beyond the State

This volume addresses the normative legitimacy of the international order, asking how we can make sense of legitimacy claims of increasingly diverse global governance institutions and practices and how their legitimacy relates to and ...

Author: N. P. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367694975

Category:

Page: 136

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This volume addresses the normative legitimacy of the international order, asking how we can make sense of legitimacy claims of increasingly diverse global governance institutions and practices and how their legitimacy relates to and differs from state legitimacy. State legitimacy is a central concern of modern political thought but is inadequate when applied to institutions that differ from the state in type, level of governance, scope, and much else. We need a new, tailored approach to the legitimacy of institutions beyond the state, especially international and transnational institutions. Such an approach includes foundational questions: what does it mean for institutions to be legitimate that have radically different purposes, means, interests, capacities, constituents, and roles from states? And what standards do such institutions have to meet in order to count as legitimate? The contributions to this volume seek to advance the debate on these questions at both abstract and more concrete levels. They range from conceptual questions about the nature of legitimacy and international institutions, to rule of law, to the legitimacy of the UN Security Council, the International Criminal Court, and occupying military forces in the face of challenges specific to their nature and context. Together they demonstrate both the promise and challenges of theorizing legitimacy beyond the state. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Legitimacy Beyond the State

Combining case studies with normative theory, this book analyzes the democratic credentials of transnational actors participating in global governance, ranging from corporations and philanthropic foundations to NGOs and social movements.

Author: Eva Erman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230239074

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Combining case studies with normative theory, this book analyzes the democratic credentials of transnational actors participating in global governance, ranging from corporations and philanthropic foundations to NGOs and social movements. This leads to innovative interpretations of democratic legitimacy in a transnational context.

Legitimacy

The essays in this collection examine the nature of legitimacy, the legitimacy of the state, and the legitimacy of supranational institutions. The collection begins by asking: What sort of problem is legitimacy?

Author: Wojciech Sadurski

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198825265

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This collection brings together leading scholars of jurisprudence and political theory to probe the question of 'legitimacy'. It offers compelling discussions that interrogate the nature of legitimacy, how legitimacy is intertwined with notions of statehood, and how it reaches beyond the state into supranational institutions and international law.

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union

This book examines and investigates the legitimacy of the European Union by acknowledging the importance of variation across actors, institutions, audiences, and context.

Author: Christopher Lord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100052857X

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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This book examines and investigates the legitimacy of the European Union by acknowledging the importance of variation across actors, institutions, audiences, and context. Case studies reveal how different actors have contributed to the politics of (re)legitimating the European Union in response to multiple recent problems in European integration. The case studies look specifically at stakeholder interests, social groups, officials, judges, the media and other actors external to the Union. With this, the book develops a better understanding of how the politics of legitimating the Union are actor-dependent, context-dependent and problem-dependent. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, as well as those interested in legitimacy and democracy beyond the state from a point of view of political science, political sociology and the social sciences more broadly.

Legitimacy in an Age of Global Politics

Part III – Internationalization and the Legitimacy of Governance Arrangements Beyond the Democratic Nation State Finally, Part III of the book shifts the focus from the nation state to international and supranational governance ...

Author: A. Hurrelmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230598390

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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In spite of the lack of plausible alternatives to liberal democracy, the age of globalization has ushered in serious challenges to the democratic legitimacy of the nation state. The contributors in this collection explore the frontiers of normative and empirical legitimacy research, drawing upon a range of key conceptual and methodological issues.

Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

Author: Magdalena Bexell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192668730

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. The legitimacy of global governance institutions is both contested and defended in contemporary global politics. Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Governance explores processes of legitimation and delegitimation of such institutions. How, why, and with what impact on audiences, are global governance institutions legitimated and delegitimated? The book develops a comprehensive theoretical framework for studying processes of (de)legitimation in governance beyond the state. It provides broad comparative analyses to uncover previously unexplored patterns of (de)legitimation processes. A diverse set of global and regional governmental and nongovernmental institutions in different policy fields are included. Variation across these institutions is explained with reference to institutional set-up, policy field characteristics, and broader social structures, as well as to the qualities of agents of (de)legitimation. The approach builds on a mixed-methods research design that uses quantitative and qualitative new empirical data. Three main interlinked elements of processes of legitimation and delegitimation are at the center of the analysis: the varied practices employed by different agents that may boost or challenge the legitimacy of institutions; the normative justifications that these agents draw on when engaging in legitimation and delegitimation practices; and the different audiences that may be impacted by legitimation and delegitimation. This results in a dynamic interplay between legitimation and delegitimation in contestation over the legitimacy of GGIs.

Do we need global legitimacy

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, grade: 1,3, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, language: English, abstract: Legitimacy theory has developed from a western human centric ...

Author: Michaela Böhme

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656386161

Category: Political Science

Page: 22

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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, grade: 1,3, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, language: English, abstract: Legitimacy theory has developed from a western human centric point of view. The initial question was how to control human beings. In answer to this question, the nation state – a hierarchical ordered construct – was invented. The concept of legitimacy refers to the people’s acceptance of this political entity. Thus, the concept of political legitimacy is historically bound to the nation state and its political system. Recent developments attempt to question this. This becomes most obvious when it comes to the global problems we are facing. We live in a complex global governance system and affecting decisions are made by global organizations beyond the nation state. Just as the state is no longer capable of controlling and managing society anymore I argue that the society is no longer capable of controlling the decisions made within – or beyond – a nation state. Neither our traditional tools of domestic democracy, nor such instruments as state consent on a global level are longer sufficient.

Handbook on Global Governance and Regionalism

Legitimacy With the proliferation of IOs, their increasing authority and intensifying institutional compe- tition in the ... While Scharpf originally conceptualizes both as complementary, beyond the state, output legitimacy is often ...

Author: Jürgen Rüland

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1800377568

Category: Political Science

Page: 519

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This Handbook expertly explores the profound transformations in international relations in recent decades. Proliferating cross-border challenges, including global financial crises, climate change, environmental degradation, irregular migration, and COVID-19, require governance structures that transcend the nation state and take both global and regional interplay, as well as problem-solving capacities, into account. Contributing authors investigate the effectiveness of international cooperation and performance in a diverse range of policy fields.