© 2007

Legitimacy in an Age of Global Politics

  • Achim Hurrelmann
  • Steffen Schneider
  • Jens Steffek

Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Legitimacy in an Age of Global Politics

    1. Achim Hurrelmann, Steffen Schneider, Jens Steffek
      Pages 1-16
  3. Legitimacy and Legitimation: Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Heidrun Abromeit, Michael Stoiber
      Pages 35-56
  4. Legitimacy and Legitimation: Empirical Approaches

  5. Internationalization and the Legitimacy of Governance Arrangements Beyond the Democratic Nation State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Achim Hurrelmann, Steffen Schneider, Jens Steffek
      Pages 229-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 238-273

About this book


In spite of the lack of plausible alternatives to liberal democracy, the age of globalization has ushered in serious challenges to the democratic legitimacy of the nation state. The contributors in this collection explore the frontiers of normative and empirical legitimacy research, drawing upon a range of key conceptual and methodological issues.


democracy globalization Governance international relations internationalization Nation politics public opinion

Editors and affiliations

  • Achim Hurrelmann
    • 1
  • Steffen Schneider
    • 2
  • Jens Steffek
    • 3
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Transformations of the State Research CentreUniversity of BremenGermany
  3. 3.Centre for European Law and PoliticsUniversity of BremenGermany

About the editors

HEIDRUN ABROMEIT Professor of Comparative Politics, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany RODNEY BARKER Professor of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK IAN CLARK Professor of International Politics, University of Wales, UK ANDREAS FØLLESDAL Director of Research and Professor of Political Philosophy, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway SEBASTIAN HAUNSS Research Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Hamburg, Germany GEORGE KLOSKO Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia, USA SHANE MULLIGAN Assistant Professor of Political Science, Concordia University, Canada FRANK NULLMEIER Professor of Political Science, University of Bremen, Germany MICHAEL STOIBER Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany BETTINA WESTLE Professor of Political Science, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

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