Journal article

Transnational policy influence and the politics of legitimation

R Diprose, NI Kurniawan, K Macdonald

Governance: an international journal of policy, administration, and institution | Wiley | Published : 2019


Many domains of transnational policy are now governed through dynamic, multilevel governance processes, encompassing transnational, national, and subnational scales. In such settings, both membership of policy communities and distributions of authority within them become more fluid and openly contested—increasing the importance of the politics of legitimation as a basis for distributing influence over policy processes and outcomes. Drawing on insights from theories of organizational and institutional legitimation, this article theorizes three distinctive strategies of policy influence exercised by transnational actors in multilevel governance settings, through which strategic efforts to legi..

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