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The democratic legitimacy of orchestration: the UNFCCC, non-state actors, and transnational climate governance
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. University of Oslo, Norway.
Number of Authors: 2
2017 (English)In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 26, no 4, 764-788 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Is orchestration democratically legitimate? On one hand, debates concerning the legitimacy and democratic deficits of international politics continue unabated. On the other, the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has progressively engaged in processes of orchestration culminating in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Scholarship on orchestration has almost exclusively focused on how to ensure effectiveness while excluding normative questions. This lacuna is addressed by arguing that orchestration should be assessed according to its democratic credentials. The promises and pitfalls of orchestration can be usefully analyzed by applying a set of democratic values: participation, deliberation, accountability, and transparency. Two major orchestration efforts by the UNFCCC both pre- and post-Paris are shown to have substantive democratic shortfalls, not least with regard to participation and accountability. Ways of strengthening the democratic legitimacy of orchestration are identified.

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2017. Vol. 26, no 4, 764-788 p.
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Democratic legitimacy, UNFCCC, orchestration, non-state actors
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Social and Economic Geography Political Science Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-144611DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1323579ISI: 000402082300010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-144611DiVA: diva2:1115322
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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