Lectures and Seminars

Dr, Tim Cadman, Griffith Law School

On 7 Feb 2019, Dr. Tim Cadman Griffith Law School delivered a lecture on “Evaluating the Quality and Legitimacy of Global Governance: A Theoretical and Analytical Approach”. He discussed that global governance, central to international rule-making, is rapidly evolving; thus, there is a need for a way to evaluate whether institutions have the capacity to address the problems of the contemporary era. Current methods of evaluating the democratic quality of contemporary governance are closely linked to legitimacy, about which there are competing definitional theories. Dr. Cadman discussed his article which presents a new arrangement of the accepted attributes of “good” governance using a set of principles, criteria and indicators, and relates these to the structures and processes of governance. The implications and application of the analytical framework were discussed during the lecture.