“Most studies of legitimacy in International Relations take the perspective of the ruling institution. In this article turn the tables and consider global legitimacy with an eye on political controversy and opposition: how do legitimacy studies look if we begin by assuming a gap between what the people want and what rulers want?”

My new article in Review of International Organizations

“Legitimacy and Contestation in Global Governance: Revisiting the Folk Theory of International Institutions.” Hurd, I. Rev Int Organ (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11558-018-9338-z