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Legitimating International Organizations$
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Dominik Zaum

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199672097

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672097.001.0001

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Legitimating International Organizations
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Dominik Zaum

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672097.003.0011

This chapter summarises and evaluates the book’s findings about international organisations’ legitimation practices. It suggests that they can be grouped into three broad categories of legitimation practices: the creation of new institutions and structures, seeking external validation of legitimacy claims, and rhetorical affirmation of the importance and legitimacy of existing institutional arrangements. It then briefly evaluates the contribution of these practices to three objectives of legitimation: confirming the status quo against rival authority claims, re-categorising and extending authority relationships, and addressing the legitimacy gaps that have arisen from social and political change. It concludes with a brief discussion of two wider contributions that this analysis suggests a legitimation perspective can make to the understanding of international organisations and international order.

Keywords:   international organisations, regional organisations, legitimacy, legitimation, institutions, international order, social change

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