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Conforming to global policy trends: legitimating narratives in the case of ethical policy advice
The global proliferation of national bioethics committees has been explained by arguing that they are legitimation devices used to reconcile ethical contradictions brought about by the development ofExpand
The construction and spread of global models: worldwide synchronisation and the rise of national bioethics committees
Cultural approaches to national policymaking have yielded much empirical evidence that national decision-making is greatly impacted by policy choices made in other countries. Considering that theExpand
Organisations as Epistemic Capital: the Case of Independent Children’s Rights Institutions
Why do national organisations proliferate in practically all areas of policymaking and organisational life, and why are they involved in supranational networks and organisations? The articleExpand
The authority of meta-organisations: Making the international association of National Public Health Institutes attractive to prospective members
ABSTRACTInternational organisations are key actors in global governance. Among them is a growing group of international meta-organisations (IMOs) – organisations whose members are themselves organi...
International organizations establishing their scientific authority: Periodizing the legitimation of policy advice by the OECD
This article contributes to the periodization of ‘scientization’ by scrutinizing how international organizations (IOs) have evolved into such scientific authorities as many of them are today. TheExpand
The moral authority of science: Evidence from parliamentary debates in seven countries
Relying on a neo-institutionalist framework of epistemic governance, this article examines the rhetorical function the term ‘science’ plays in the parliamentary discourse of seven countries. Our an...