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Published: 28 July 2022

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780192856326

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Global Legitimacy Crises

Decline and Revival in Multilateral Governance

Thomas Sommerer, Hans Agné, Fariborz Zelli, and Bart Bes

  • Presents new conceptualization of legitimacy crises in global governance
  • Offers new theoretical ideas on legitimacy crises as activation that can yield positive as well as negative consequences
  • Provides a comparative assessment of legitimacy crises and their consequences in 32 international organizations and across three decades
  • Develops in-depth insights on the legitimacy crises of the WTO and the UNFCCC
  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence

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