Contending Legitimacy in World Politics: The State, Civil Society and the International Sphere in the Twenty-first Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Contending Legitimacy in World Politics

The State, Civil Society and the International Sphere in the Twenty-first Century, 1st Edition

Edited by Bronwyn Winter, Lucia Sorbera

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224 pages

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Legitimacy, along with security and democracy, is arguably one of the most widely used global buzzwords of the new millennium. Yet, the idea of political legitimacy is not new and has been constructed in different ways at different moments in history. This book problematizes this notion, from various contextual standpoints, disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Taking a comparative, transnational and bottom-up approach to the study of political legitimacy, this book sheds light on multiple perceptions by different actors (institutions, civil society, majoritarian and minority subjects), analysing the notion of political legitimacy from a critical perspective. Questioning received wisdom or one-size-fits-all analyses, it leads to a reassessment of the link between legitimacy and sovereignty, and emphasises the demand by transnational civil society to go beyond identity politics, which produce logics of violence. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Discourse.

Table of Contents

Introduction Bronwyn Winter and Lucia Sorbera

1. Debating Legitimacy Transnationally Anna Meine

2. Reply: Legitimacy and the shadows of universalism: a response to Meine’s ‘debating legitimacy transnationally" Jessica White

3. The discursive (de)legitimisation of global governance: political contestation and the emergence of new actors in the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body Michael Strange

4. Reply: Political contestation and the emergence of new actors, but who governs? A response to Michael Strange John Mikler

5. Resisting legitimacy: Weber, Derrida, and the fallibility of sovereign power Thomas Clément Mercier

6. Reply: The sovereignty of sovereignty and the restricted object of critical IR Paul Rekret

7. The evolving and interacting bases of EU environmental policy legitimacy Leann Brown

8. Reply: The evolving and interacting bases of EU environmental policy legitimacy: a reply to Brown Rüdiger Wurzel

9. Do Catalans have ‘the right to decide’? Secession, legitimacy and democracy in twenty-first century Europe Katrhyn Crameri

10. Reply: Scotland, Catalonia and the ‘right’ to self-determination: a comment suggested by Kathryn Crameri’s ‘Do Catalans Have the "right to decide"?’ Neil Davidson

11. Building authoritarian ‘legitimacy’: domestic compliance and international standing of Bashar al-Asad’s Syria Aurora Sottimano

12. Reply: Reply to ‘Building authoritarian "legitimacy": domestic compliance and international standing of Bashar al-Asad’s Syria’ by Aurora Sottimano Mathieu Rey

13. Looking for a new legitimacy: internal challenges within the Israeli Left Giulia Daniele

14. Reply: The Israeli Left: Part of the problem or the Solution? Lana Tatour

15. Body Politics and Legitimacy. Towards a Feminist Epistemology of the Egyptian Revolution Lucia Sorbera

16. Reply: De-orientalizing sexual violence and gender discrimination in Egypt Nancy Okail

17. Women’s human rights and Tunisian upheavals: is ‘democracy’ enough? Bronwyn Winter

18. Reply: A reply to ‘Women’s human rights and Tunisian upheavals: is "democracy" enough?’ by Bronwyn Winter Hajer Ben Hadj Salem

About the Editors

Bronwyn Winter is Deputy Director of European Studies at the University of Sydney. Her publications include September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives (Spinifex 2002), Hijab and the Republic (Syracuse UP 2008), and Women, Insecurity and Violence in a Post-9/11 World (Syracuse UP 2017).

Lucia Sorbera is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney. Her publications include: Challenges of thinking feminism and revolution in Egypt between 2011 and 2014’, in Post-Colonial Studies, 17, 1 (2014); ‘Early Reflections of an Historian on Feminism in Egypt in Times of Revolution’, in Genesis, XII/1, 2013; ‘Between Cooptation and Resistance: Women’s Leadership and Gender Discourse in Contemporary Egypt’, in Luca Anceschi, Gennaro Gervasio, Andrea Teti (eds.), Hidden Geographies. Informal Powers in the Greater Middle East, Routledge, UK (2014).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General