Legality and Legitimacy: The Environmental Challenge

Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs

Author/s (editor/s):

Lorraine Elliott

Publication year:

2012

Publication type:

Book chapter

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Oxford University Press

Published in in Richard Falk, Mark Juergensmeyer and Vesselin Popovski, eds, Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 365-87.

The global politics of the environment is characterised by plenty of legality - defined as public international law - but much dispute over the legitimacy of that legal order, its institutions, the value-systems that it represents, and its outcomes. This chapter addresses these two connected themes of legality and legitimacy in the context of what is often referred to as a crisis in global environmental governance.

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