Jonas Tallberg

Legitimacy and Legitimation in Global Governance

This application pertains to funding for an international workshop in Stockholm, April 15-17, 2015, on the theme of "Legitimacy and Legitimation in Global Governance." The legitimacy of international organizations has become a crucial issue in world politics. While legitimacy is required for global governance to handle major policy problems, international organizations have become increasingly contested over the past two decades. Still, research in this area remains limited. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the dynamics of legitimacy in global governance: why, how, and with what consequences do international organizations gain, sustain, and lose legitimacy? The workshop is the second step of three in a joint initiative by researchers at Stockholm University and Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin. A first workshop was held in Berlin in May 2014 and a third workshop is planned for Berlin in November 2015. The initiative brings together the foremost international experts on this topic in a joint project intended to result in a special issue of the highest ranked peer-review journal in the study of international politics, International Organization. The initiative will set the agenda for future international research on this topic.

The workshop "Legitimacy and Legitimation in Global Governance" brought together the leading scholars in Europe and North America on the topic of legitimacy in global governance. The workshop took place at Stockholm University, April 15-17, 2015. The legitimacy of international organizations has become a crucial issue in world politics. While legitimacy is required for global governance to handle major policy problems, international organizations have become increasingly contested over the past two decades. Still, research in this area remains limited. The purpose of this workshop was to explore the dynamics of legitimacy in global governance: why, how, and with what consequences do international organizations gain, sustain, and lose legitimacy? The workshop was the second step of three in a joint initiative by researchers at Stockholm University and Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin. A first workshop was held in Berlin in May 2014 and a third workshop in Berlin in March 2016. The initiative brings together the foremost international expertise in a joint project intended to result in a special issue of the highest ranked peer-review journal in the study of international politics, International Organization. The proposal for a special issue will be submitted in June 2016. In addition, the manuscripts will be proposed for an edited volume published by Cambridge University Press. The program and the list of participants appear below.




PROGRAM


Wednesday April 15

20.00 Pre-workshop dinner, Kommendören, Kommendörsgatan 7


Thursday April 16

10.00-10.15 Welcome

10.15-11.30 Jonas Tallberg & Michael Zürn, Legitimacy and Legitimation in Global Governance

11.30-11.45 Coffee break

11.45-12.15 Michael Zürn & Jonas Tallberg, Taking Legitimacy Seriosly [memo]

12.30-13.45 Lunch, Faculty Club

13.45-14.45 Brilé Anderson, Thomas Bernauer & Aya Kachi, How Much Do Citizens Really Care about Procedure and Outcome in Global Environmental Governance?

14.45-15.45 Judith Kelley & Daniel Nielson, The Sources of Perceived Legitimacy for Election Observation Organizations: A Pilot Survey Experiment in Kenya

15.45-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Daniel Maliniak & Michael Tierney, Legitimation Effect: Do Foreign Publics Care About IO Approval in the Use of Military Force?

17.00-18.00 Lisa Dellmuth & Jonas Tallberg, Sources of Popular Legitimacy: Elite Communication and Public Confidence in International Organizations

19.30 Dinner


Friday April 17

10.00-11.00 Frank Nullmeier, Henning Schmidtke & Steffen Schneider, Public Legitimation of International Organizations: EU, G8, and UN in National Media Discourses

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.15 Klaus Dingwerth, Henning Schmidtke, Tobias Weise & Jonas Wodarz, Speaking Democracy: Why International Organizations Adopt a Democratic Rhetoric

12.30-13.45 Lunch, Faculty Club

13.45-14.45 Jofre Rocabert, Frank Schimmelfennig, Thomas Winzen & Loriana Crasnic, The Rise of International Parliamentary Institutions: Authority and Legitimacy

14.45-15.45 Christian Rauh & Michael Zürn, Legitimation and De-legitimation of Global Economic Governance? Civil Society Evaluations of the IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO in the International Press

15.45-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Concluding discussion and next steps



WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Anderson, Brilé (Swiss Institute of Technology)
Bernauer, Thomas (Swiss Institute of Technology)
Dellmuth, Lisa (Stockholm University)
Dingwerth, Klaus (University of St Gallen)
Kelley, Judith (Duke University)
Keohane, Robert (Princeton University)
Maliniak, Daniel (College of William & Mary)
Nielson, Daniel (Bringham Young University)
Rauh, Christian (Social Science Research Center Berlin)
Rocabert, Jofre (Swiss Institute of Technology)
Schimmelfennig, Frank (Swiss Institute of Technology)
Schmidtke, Henning (University of St Gallen)
Schneider, Steffen (University of Bremen)
Tallberg, Jonas (Stockholm University)
Tierney, Michael (College of William & Mary)
Weise, Tobias (University of St Gallen)
Zürn, Michael (Social Science Research Center Berlin)

Local participants (Stockholm University): Hans Agné, Johanna von Bahr, Karin Bäckstrand, Faradj Koliev, Jonathan Kuyper, Helena Skagerlind, Thomas Sommerer, Karin Sundström, Kent Weaver, Martin Westergren