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The Legitimacy of the United Nations Environmental Programmes Law-Making Power

Bross, Laura (2010) The Legitimacy of the United Nations Environmental Programmes Law-Making Power.

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Abstract:More and more international organizations exert powers which formerly belonged to nation states. One of these organizations is the United Nations Environmental Programme. With the growing awareness of environmental matters, its powers will probably even grow in the future. This thesis deals with one of the possible problems with this development: legitimacy. In other word it will analyze how legitimate the law making powers of the UNEP are. In order to do this a concept of legitimacy containing the mandate, transparency and public participation will be applied to the making of two explicit regulations made by the UNEP. This analysis will show that the older one was to a lesser extent legitimate than the newer one. This will be most visible with the factors transparency and public participation. But also in those an improvement over time can be seen and a positive outlook for the future of the UNEP can be given.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
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