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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.

United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo: Ognjen Stevanovic/Mostphotos.

The United Nations at 74: Legitimacy in Question?

The annual United Nations Day invites reflection on the health of this international organization. How well (or not) is this global institution poised to better the world?

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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