Magdalena Bexell

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor


Main research areas

  • International cooperation
  • Legitimacy in global governance
  • Human rights and development studies
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Magdalena Bexell's research revolves around how legitimacy is created, challenged or sustained in governance processes outside of the nation state. On what grounds and in whose eyes do political decisions become legitimate or questioned? How do international organizations seek legitimacy with other stakeholders than their member states? Her current research projects explore such issues particularly in the case of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

Recent research outputs

Magdalena Bexell & Kristina Jönsson 2017 Jan 2 In : Forum for Development Studies. 44, 1, p. 13-29 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magdalena Bexell 2016 Nov 15 The Rule of Law in Global Governance. Heupel, M. & Reinold, T. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 181-203

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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