Democratizing Global Environmental Governance? Stakeholder Democracy after the World Summit on Sustainable Development

@article{Bckstrand2006DemocratizingGE,
  title={Democratizing Global Environmental Governance? Stakeholder Democracy after the World Summit on Sustainable Development},
  author={Karin B{\"a}ckstrand},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={467 - 498}
}
  • K. Bäckstrand
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Political Science
  • European Journal of International Relations
One of the most pressing problems confronting political scientists today is whether global governance has democratic legitimacy. Drawing on an analysis of the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002, this article advances and empirically deploys an ideal-typical model of a new approach to key areas of global governance—‘stakeholder democracy’. This work is located in the context of the changing practices of global governance, in which concerns about legitimacy… 

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