Legitimacy in intergovernmental and non-state global governance

  title={Legitimacy in intergovernmental and non-state global governance},
  author={S. Bernstein},
  journal={Review of International Political Economy},
  pages={17 - 51}
  • S. Bernstein
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Review of International Political Economy
  • ABSTRACT Do requirements for legitimate global governance vary across intergovernmental and non-state governance institutions? The author introduces a framework to address this question that draws attention to the social forces and power dynamics at play in determining what standards of legitimacy apply. Rather than beginning with a focus on democratic legitimacy, which pre-judges what legitimacy requires, the framework posits that what constitutes legitimacy results from an interaction of… CONTINUE READING
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