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International Organizations under Pressure: Legitimating Global Governance in Challenging Times

Klaus Dingwerth, Antonia Witt, Ina Lehmann, Ellen Reichel, and Tobias Weise


The book reconstructs how the normative yardsticks that underpin evaluations of international organizations have changed since 1970. Based on in-depth case studies of normative change in five international organizations over a period of five decades, the authors argue that, these days, international organizations confront a longer and more heterogeneous list of normative expectations than in previous periods. Two changes are particularly noteworthy. First, international organizations need to demonstrate not only what they do for their member states, but also for the individuals in member state ... More

Keywords: international organizations, legitimacy, legitimation, global governance, international norms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Klaus Dingwerth, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Antonia Witt, editor
Post-doctoral Researcher, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Ina Lehmann, editor
PhD candidate, University of Bremen