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The Rise of International Parliaments: Strategic Legitimation in International Organizations

Frank Schimmelfennig, Thomas Winzen, Tobias Lenz, Jofre Rocabert, Loriana Crasnic, Cristina Gherasimov, Jana Lipps, and Densua Mumford


International parliamentary institutions (IPIs) are on the rise. Around the world, international organizations have increasingly established or affiliated parliamentary assemblies. At the same time, IPIs have generally remained powerless institutions with at best a consultative role in the decision-making process of international organizations. This book pursues the question why the member states of international organizations create IPIs but do not vest them with relevant institutional powers. It argues that neither the functional benefits of delegation nor the internalization of democratic n ... More

Keywords: delegation, democracy, diffusion, global governance, international organization, international parliamentary institution, legitimacy, legitimation, parliament, regionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198864974
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198864974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Schimmelfennig, author
Professor of European Politics, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich.

Thomas Winzen, author
Lecturer in Government, University of Essex

Tobias Lenz, author
Professor of International Relations, Leuphana University Lüneburg