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Welcome to LegGov

Why, how, and with what consequences do global governance institutions gain, sustain and lose legitimacy? These issues are at the heart of LegGov – a six-year research program in Stockholm, Lund, and Gothenburg.

Nora Stappert

Legitimacy and Legitimation in Global Governance in and through Law

Global governance is permeated with legal language, to an extent that, in practice, many international lawyers seem to treat legitimacy and legality synonymously.

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LegGov Elite Survey

Over the past two years, the Legitimacy in Global Governance (LegGov) research program has interviewed 860 people in leading positions in political and societal organizations all over the world.


University of Gothenburg


Lund University
Stockholm University