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403 Voluntary Sector Review • vol 9 • no 4 • 403–13 • © Policy Press 2013 • #VSR Print ISSN 2040 8056 • Online ISSN 2040 8064 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080513X13808065558251 Foundations: accountability and legitimacy Anthony Tomei1 atomei@blueyonder.co.uk Many charitable foundations seek to influence social change. As independent endowed bodies with their own funds, foundations are, on the face of it, not accountable so there are questions about the legitimacy of their actions. This article draws on contemporary examples and practitioner experience to

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Andreas P. Kyriacou Departament d'Economia, Facultat de Ciencies Economiques i Empresarials, Universitat de Girona, 17071 Girona- Spain Economic Integration, Legitimacy and European Union Enlargement Abstract-The. enlargement of the European Union generates socio-economic costs and ben- efits for the citizens of new members and as such it is bound to affect their perceived legiti- macy of the whole enterprise. T h e legitimacy of E U accession is likely to be enhanced by the inclusion of compensatory transfers and transition periods in the terms of

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15 ONE Social justice, legitimacy and criminal justice When people call out for justice to be done in response to an horrific crime, or when they lament the absence of justice for those who are impoverished in a wealthy world, or when there are outcries against the unjust treatment of one category of people compared with another, each is referring to different ideas of justice. The meaning of ‘justice’ has been the subject of philosophical debate for millennia and, within such analyses, ‘criminal justice’ is sometimes scarcely mentioned while for others

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RESEARCH ARTICLE The evolving and interacting bases of EU environmental policy legitimacy M. Leann Brown Department of Political Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA ABSTRACT Some recent scholarship has focused on concerns that implemen- tation and compliance difficulties are undermining the legitimacy of European Union environmental policies and even the EU itself. Other officials and analysts, however, contend that environmental policy is one of the EU’s most successful policy areas. While most discuss ‘legitimacy’ in unspecified or dichotomous

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____ SIX ___ 131 Legitimacy and acceptability of policy intervention in family life Analysis of socio-demographic trends and the challenges they pose for societies in the member states of the European Union (EU) gives some indication of the relative importance attributed by policy actors to the consequences of population decline and ageing, changing family forms and structures, gender and intergenerational relations, and also the changing interface between paid and unpaid work. When viewed from a distance, many of the trends

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341 Enacting effective climate policy advice: institutional strategies to foster saliency, credibility and legitimacy Anja Bauer, anja.bauer@oeaw.ac.at Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria Michael Pregernig, michael.pregernig@envgov.uni-freiburg.de Sabine Reinecke, sabine.reinecke@ifp.uni-freiburg.de Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany This article asks how scientific advisory institutions (SAIs) in climate policy strive towards effectiveness. Our analysis is grounded on the assumption that effectiveness is not passively experienced but is

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Debating legitimacy transnationally Anna Meine Institute of Political Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT As modes and institutions of governance proliferate beyond the state, legitimacy has become a key concept for assessing, support- ing or contesting not only the domestic but also the international political order. Often, however, it tends to be used as an umbrella term encompassing different standards of evaluation. How we are to understand legitimacy beyond the state systemically and to relate the

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Key messages The legitimacy of experts is underpinned by a dual logic of political and technocratic accountability. The paper proposes expert legitimacy as an interplay of three levels: epistemic, individual actor and institutional. The tension between technocracy and politics is enacted on all three levels through practices of evidence production and exchange as well as institutional evidence culture. Introduction Expert advice is central to addressing complex policy challenges. And yet – as shown by interdisciplinary scholarship over the last

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Introduction In this discussion of police accountability and legitimacy, specific reference is to the uniformed public police as the body or entity to which these concepts apply. While they are closely related, accountability and legitimacy are quite separate in their definitions and applications. Accountability and legitimacy are normally evoked when discussing the ‘routine’ activities of the public police and raise specific challenges when applied to the context of forensic policing; that is, accountability and legitimacy as they apply to individuals living

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Reinforcing global legitimacy and efficiency: the case fοr strategic discursive public diplomacy Christos A. Frangonikolopoulosa* and Filippos Proedroub aSchool of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece; bDepartment of International Relations, American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Thessaloniki, Greece Although we have gone a long way from old to new public diplomacy, it is widely accepted that it underperforms. We thus aim to offer strong grounds for the term strategic discursive public diplomacy and to

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