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dc.contributor.authorSTEFFEK, Jens
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-29T12:32:31Z
dc.date.available2022-04-29T12:32:31Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationEuropean journal of international relations, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 249-275en
dc.identifier.issn1354-0661
dc.identifier.issn1460-3713
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/74484
dc.description.abstractThis article presents a discourse approach to the study of legitimacy of governance beyond the democratic state. It starts from the empirical question of how international organizations legitimate their own activities and how they create perceptions of legitimacy in the absence of democratic participation and control. In answering this question the article draws on elements from Max Weber's theory of rational legal domination and on Jürgen Habermas's idea of legitimation through justificatory discourse. This article claims that the legitimacy of international governance hinges upon popular assent to the justifications of its goals, principles and procedures. It thereby also challenges much of the existing literature on legitimacy above the state that regards a democracy deficit a priori as a core problem of international governance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean journal of international relationsen
dc.titleThe legitimation of international governance : a discourse approachen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1354066103009002004
dc.identifier.volume9en
dc.identifier.startpage249en
dc.identifier.endpage275en
dc.identifier.issue2en


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