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Towards a Defensible Conceptualization of the Legitimacy of NGOs

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This chapter confronts the broad three-dimensional conception of legitimacy with a series of questions that are prompted by the data and conclusions described in previous chapters, on the one hand, and by current discussions on the legitimacy of state authorities and the global governance order as a whole, on the other. The issues discussed concern the difference between (primarily) normative and descriptive approaches to the legitimacy notion- including a reflection on the mutual relationships between the moral and the other dimensions of legitimacy-the specification of the criteria within the three dimensions, the specific character of legitimacy as a criterion, and the normative content layer of legitimacy in respect of the presumed global moral pluralism. The chapter concludes with the presentation of what may be considered a defensible and feasible concept of NGO legitimacy.

Keywords: global governance order; legitimacy dimension; morally normative dimension; NGO defensible concept; NGO legitimacy



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