Research monographs

Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J.A., Tallberg, J., Verhaegen, S. Citizens, Elites, and the Legitimacy of Global Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022) (301p.)

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J. Legitimacy Politics: Elite Communication and Public Opinion in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023) (315p.)

Dellmuth L., Is Europe Good for You? EU Spending and Well-Being (Bristol UP, 2021, 168 p.). Honorable mention for the UACES Book Award in 2022.

Edited volumes

Dellmuth, L., Bloodgood, E.A. (eds), Advocacy Effects in Global Governance (Heidelberg, Springer, forthcoming in 2023).

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.-T., “Legitimacy in the trans-scalar governance of climate adaptation", Climate Action, 2:2 (2023).

Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J.A., Tallberg, J., Verhaegen, S., “The Elite–Citizen Gap in International Organization Legitimacy”, American Political Science Review, 116:1 (2022), pp. 283-300. Honorable mention from the APSA International Collaboration Section in 2023.

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Elite Communication and the Popular Legitimacy of International Organizations”, British Journal of Political Science, 51:3 (2021), pp. 1292-1313.

Dellmuth, L., Schlipphak, B., “Legitimacy beliefs towards global governance institutions: A research agenda”, Journal of European Public Policy, 27:6 (2020), pp. 931-943.

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Why national and international legitimacy beliefs are linked: Social trust as an antecedent factor”, Review of International Organizations, 15 (2020), pp. 311–337.

Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J.A., Tallberg, J., “Institutional sources of legitimacy for international organisations: Beyond procedure versus performance”, Review of International Studies, 45:4 (2019), pp. 627-646.

Petersson, M., Dellmuth, L., Merrie, A. N. and Österblom, H., “Patterns and trends in non-state actor participation in regional fisheries management organizations”, Marine Policy, 104 (2019), pp. 146-156.

Dellmuth, L., Bloodgood, E.A., “Advocacy group effects in global governance: Populations, strategies, and political opportunity structures ”, Interest Groups & Advocacy, 8 (2019), pp. 255–269. (special issue framing paper)

Dellmuth, L., Chalmers, A.W., “All spending is not equal: European Union public spending, policy feedback, and citizens’ support for the EU”, European Journal of Political Research, 57:1 (2018), pp. 3-23.

Târlea, S., Bailer, S., Degner, H., Dellmuth, L., Leuffen, D., Lundgren, M., Tallberg, J. & Wasserfallen, F. “Explaining governmental preferences on Economic and Monetary Union Reform”, European Union Politics, 20:1 (2018), pp. 24-44.

Lundgren, M., Bailer, S., Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J. & Târlea, S. “Bargaining success in the reform of the Eurozone”, European Union Politics, 20:1 (2018), pp. 65-88.

Tallberg, J., Dellmuth, L., Agné, H. and Duit, A., “NGO influence in international organizations: Information, access, and exchange”, British Journal of Political Science , 48:1 (2018), pp. 213-238. Discussed by the Nereus foundation and the Stockholm Resilience Centre .

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Advocacy strategies in global governance: Inside vs. outside lobbying”, Political Studies, 65:3 (2017), pp. 705-723.

Dellmuth, L., “The knowledge gap in world politics: Assessing the sources of citizen awareness of the United Nations Security Council”, Review of International Studies , 42:2 (2016), pp. 673-700.

Discussed by the Nereus foundation. See related LegGov blog article.

Dellmuth, L., Schraff, D. and Stoffel, M.F., “Distributive politics, electoral institutions, and European Structural and Investment Funding: Evidence from Italy and France”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 55:2 (2016), pp. 275-293.

Agné, H., Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Does stakeholder involvement foster democratic legitimacy in international organizations? An empirical assessment of a normative theory”, Review of International Organizations, 10:4 (2015), pp. 465–488.

Chalmers, A.W., Dellmuth, L., “Fiscal redistribution and public support for European integration”, European Union Politics, 16:3 (2015), pp. 386–407.

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “The social legitimacy of international organizations: Interest representation, institutional performance, and confidence extrapolation in the United Nations”, Review of International Studies, 41:3 (2015), pp. 451–475.

Sahlin, K., Wijkström, F., Dellmuth, L., Einarsson, T. and Oberg, A., “The 'Milky Way' of intermediary organizations. A transnational field of university governance”, Policy and Politics, 43:3 (2015), pp. 407–424. Reprinted in: Ansell, C. and Torfing, J. (eds) How Does Collaborative Governance Scale? (Bristol: Policy Press, 2018).

Dellmuth, L. and Stoffel, M.F., “Distributive politics and intergovernmental transfers: The local allocation of European Union Structural Funds”, European Union Politics, 13:3 (2012), pp. 413–433. Sage Award for the best article published in European Union Politics in 2012 (vol. 13).

Dellmuth, L., “The cash divide: The allocation of European Union regional grants”, Journal of European Public Policy, 18:7 (2011), pp. 1016–1033. Best Paper Award for young scholars presented at the Swedish Political Science Association in 2010.

Discussed by Polscieu (Ideas on Europe).


Book chapters

Dellmuth, L., “Legitimacy has risks and benefits for effective international marine management”, in: Ota, Y., Cheung, W.W.L., Cisneros-Montemayor, (eds.), Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change (Amsterdam, London, and Cambridge, MA: Elsevier, 2019).

Dellmuth, L., “Individual sources of legitimacy: Theory and data”, in: Tallberg, J., Bäckstrand, K., Scholte, J.A. (eds.), Legitimacy in Global Governance: Sources, Processes, and Consequences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).


Commentaries (selection)

Dellmuth, L. (2020). “Bidens och Harris seger är en chans för Sveriges globala ledarskap i jämställdhet”, in Stjärnspäckat - reflektioner från amerikanska presidentvalet 2020 av ledande forskare, ed. by Bolin, N., Falasca, K., Grusell, M., Nord, L. (Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, DEMICOM, 2020).



Zhou, J., Dellmuth, L., Adams, K.M., Neset, T.-S., von Uexkull, N., The geopolitics of food security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, SIPRI Insights on Peace & Security, 11 (2020).

Dellmuth, L., Lundgren, H. and Tallberg, J., State Interests and Bargaining Success in the Reform of the Eurozone (Stockholm: Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, SIEPs, 2020).

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J. “Luottamus Yhdistyneisiin kansakuntiin (Trust in the United Nations)”, in Poliittinen ja sosiaalinen luottamus Polut, trendit ja kuilut (Political and Social Trust Pathways, Trends and Gaps), ed. by Bäck, M. and Kestilä-Kekkonen, E. (Grano: Ministry of Finance, 2019).

Verhaegen, S., Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J., Tallberg, J., LegGov Elite Survey, Technical Report (stockholm: Stockholm University, 2019).



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