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[The introductory chapter presents the argument and the organisation of the book. It begins by distinguishing between contestation as a norm-generative social practice, which-pending on the environment-entails four different modes (arbitration, deliberation, contention and justification) on the...
[This chapter focuses on the normativity premise as the first of three thinking tools. It begins by raising a question about the normativity of norms. It notes that while diverse interpretations of norms facilitate a novel and important empirical angle on the role of norms in international...
[This chapter focuses on the diversity premise as the second thinking tool. To that end, it draws on diversity claims following empirical accounts of diversity along the ethno-methodological dimension of indexicality, on the one hand, and normative arguments about culturally multiverse...
[This chapter introduces the concept of cultural cosmopolitanism as the third thinking tool with a view to framing the theory of contestation. This thinking tool is developed with recourse to Tully’s “public philosophy in a new key” (Tully 2008a, b). From this background, the application of this...
[This chapter proposes that based on the principle of contestedness (as a meta-organising principle of global governance) access to regular contestation at the referring stage ought to be warranted. This stage is sector-specific and therefore requires empirical research for identification. To...
[To illustrate the potential value-added of the theory of contestation for research on global governance, this chapter turns to three explorative cases in which the relation between types of norms is presented through sector-specific narratives. The cases and the respective selection of norms...
[This chapter summarises the book’s objective to develop the theory of contestation by highlighting the interrelation between contestation as a norm-generative practice and contestedness as a meta-organising principle of global governance. It highlights the central claim that by understanding...
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