Exploring Theory and Practice: Transnational Governance and Democratic Legitimacy

In 2012 The Hague Institute and the Clingendael Institute decided to conduct a feasibility study to map out the challenges and problems related to the democratic legitimacy of existing processes of transnational governance.

This expert meeting discussed the main findings of this project with a view to further our insights on how to assess the legitimacy of transnational governance, and how to appreciate the differences between the different types of structures (i.e. intergovernmental, public-private partnerships, etc.).

This expert seminar brought together about 20 experts to provide opportunity for an in-depth discussion on five working papers prepared by Clingendael Institute. The objective was to prepare these working papers for publication, and to develop this feasibility study in a broader, multi-annual project.


Further Reading

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