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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.

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Surveying elites about global governance: challenges and solutions

We are commonly told, current prospects for global governance are grim, hampered by institutional shortcomings, dissatisfaction among emerging powers, the rise of economic nationalism and rejection of globalism by populists. But what is the actual situation, if we consider the attitudes of the people who most directly influence whether and how global governance happens, namely elites?

Bild på Jonas Tallberg. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Sverige bör investera i internationell omstart

Den nationella vägen är kontraproduktiv för den fortsatta hanteringen av coronakrisen. Riskerna om man inte investerar i det internationella samarbetet förskräcker.

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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