Congratulations, Dr. Godet!

ARENA's Claire Godet has successfully defended her PhD thesis Understanding the Legitimation of Controversial Institutions: Stakeholder Critique and Legitimation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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Claire Godet after her digital disputation.

During her digital disputation on 22 April, Godet excellently defended her doctoral research when examined by Lisa Dellmuth (Stockholm University) and Katja Biedenkopf (KU Leuven) of the adjudication committee.

How can institutions that fail to meet the normative criteria of legitimacy and that are broadly criticised remain legitimised?

In her PhD thesis, Godet investigates different degrees of legitimacy problems and how stakeholders critique and legitimise the ETS.

Godet employs a sociological approach to legitimation research to explore the 'legitimacy relationship' between stakeholders and the ETS without presupposing what the former expects from the latter.

Godet concludes that while the ETS is legitimised, it is not legitimate. As long as it remains a technochratic issue, its legitimacy will not be challenged.

For more about Godet’s research, please see her PLATO contributions or scientific abstract of the PhD.

Congratulations, Dr. Godet!

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Published Apr. 26, 2022 8:47 AM - Last modified May 13, 2022 8:22 AM