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Legitimacy has risks and benefits for effective international marine management
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History and International Relations.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1298-8525
2019 (English)In: Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change / [ed] Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, William W.L. Cheung, Yoshitaka Ota, Elsevier, 2019, p. 437-451Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainability scientists have long studied what drives effective marine management. This chapter provides an assessment of a largely understudied factor that can alleviate compliance problems in marine management: the legitimacy of marine institutions, defined as stakeholder beliefs in the appropriate use of power by these institutions. This chapter describes the legitimacy of 19 international institutions dealing with marine issues, including the Arctic Council, European Union, and United Nations Environment, in the eyes of different types of stakeholders. The chapter then discusses how challenges arising from these legitimacy patterns could be managed to effectively address compliance problems. Insights from political science help understand that legitimacy can contribute to compliance among stakeholders, but that increased legitimacy may also entail the risk of declining public scrutiny and interest group capture. Based on this assessment, the chapter outlines a research agenda on legitimacy and effectiveness for sustainability scholars.

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Elsevier, 2019. p. 437-451
Keywords [en]
Arctic Council, international marine institutions, European Union, United Nations, legitimacy, resource management, scientists, stakeholders
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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International Relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-174838DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817945-1.00042-3ISBN: 9780128179451 (print)ISBN: 9780128179468 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-174838DiVA, id: diva2:1360497
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, 2016/11 #5
Note

This chapter was partially funded by Mistra Geopolitics - Navigating towards a Secure and Sustainable Future; and the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program, a collaborative initiative by the Nippon Foundation and partners including Stockholm University and the University of British Columbia.

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