A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
YK:n legitimiteetti yleiskokouksen kautta tarkasteltuna (2022)
Legitimacy of the United Nations and the UN General Assembly

Kronlund, A. (2022). YK:n legitimiteetti yleiskokouksen kautta tarkasteltuna. Kosmopolis, 52(3), 65-77. https://journal.fi/kosmopolis/article/view/119998

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All authors or editorsKronlund, Anna

Journal or seriesKosmopolis



Publication year2022

Publication date19/10/2022


Issue number3

Pages range65-77

PublisherSuomen rauhantutkimusyhdistys ry

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/kosmopolis/article/view/119998

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83745

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Legitimacy is among the key concepts in the study of international organizations such as the United Nations (UN). Legitimacy is closely linked to the idea of multilateralism and how committed states are to multilateralism and international cooperation. Much of the existing literature has concentrated on normative and empirical aspects of legitimacy. This article examines legitimacy of the UN by focusing especially to the UN General Assembly and its mandate, which is often left aside in the UN literature. The main interests is to analyze how efforts to reform the UN General Assembly are interlinked with the overall discussion on UN’s legitimacy.

Keywordsinternational politicsinternational systeminternational cooperationmultilateralisminternational organisationspower (societal objects)legitimacypolitical theorypolitical historyrecent history

Free keywordsUnited Nations; General Assembly; Weber, Max

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Reporting Year2022

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