Toward Greater Interdisciplinarity in Research on the Legitimacy of Global Governance

Swiss Political Science Review 18:2 (2012): 149-157

Posted: 21 Mar 2018

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

The legitimacy of global governance arrangements remains a major focus of scholarly interest across the social sciences. To maximize the potential insights of such research, a closer cooperation of scholars across the relevant disciplines and the creation of a genuinely interdisciplinary research program promises significant rewards. The normative blueprints for more democratically legitimate forms of global governance developed by political theorists in particular would benefit, I argue, from a closer linkage with political science, with the latter providing critical insights into the causal factors and mechanisms that determine outcomes in international politics, insights that are indispensable for studying and assessing the feasibility of implementing normative designs that are attractive in the abstract.

Keywords: legitimacy, democracy, global governance, interdisciplinary research, political theory, political feasibility

Suggested Citation

von Staden, Andreas, Toward Greater Interdisciplinarity in Research on the Legitimacy of Global Governance (January 1, 2012). Swiss Political Science Review 18:2 (2012): 149-157 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3140390

Andreas Von Staden (Contact Author)

Universit├Ąt Hamburg ( email )

Department of Social Sciences
Allende-Platz 1
Hamburg, Hamburg 20148
Germany

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