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The Legitimacy of International Human Rights Regimes: Legitimacy, global governance and human rights institutions: inverting the puzzle

Johan Karlsson Schaffer;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this chapter, I draw on recent scholarship on the alleged legitimacy deficits in global governance institutions, seeking to engage the notions of legitimacy this literature suggests with the intriguing case of international human rights institutions. First, I reconstruct how this literature views the problem of legitimacy in global governance, a view that relies on a particular notion of international institutions which both explains and justifies global governance institutions in terms of the collective goods they help states obtain. The puzzle of legitimacy, on this view, lies in offering citizens valid reasons to obey, support or abstain from interfering w...
free text keywords: Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Fundamental rights, Legitimacy, Global governance, Sovereignty, Law, Political science, Law and economics, Global justice, International human rights law, Democracy
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