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The Post-2015 Consultations: Fig Leaf Policy or Test Bed for Innovation?

Bexell, Magdalena LU (2015) In Global Trends. Prospects for World Society p.131-147
Abstract
The United Nations (UN)-led global consultations on new development goals,

which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), started in 2012. In comparison with the creation of the MDGs, the road towards the post-2015 goals is much more inclusive and participatory. The consultations are part of a longer trend, in which intergovernmental organizations seek to strengthen their legitimacy in the eyes of those affected by their decisions. The post-2015 consultations have turned the spotlight on the vibrant and disparate stakeholder landscape of global development governance. Yet, actual decision-making on the new set of goals remains state-centred. The main challenge for UN member states, as they negotiate the new goals, is... (More)
The United Nations (UN)-led global consultations on new development goals,

which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), started in 2012. In comparison with the creation of the MDGs, the road towards the post-2015 goals is much more inclusive and participatory. The consultations are part of a longer trend, in which intergovernmental organizations seek to strengthen their legitimacy in the eyes of those affected by their decisions. The post-2015 consultations have turned the spotlight on the vibrant and disparate stakeholder landscape of global development governance. Yet, actual decision-making on the new set of goals remains state-centred. The main challenge for UN member states, as they negotiate the new goals, is to do justice to the diverse input obtained through the consultations. Civil society views on their degree of impact through

policy dialogues with UN bodies are quite sceptical. However, prospects for the implementation of new goals are higher if they gain broad legitimacy. (Less)
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which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), started in 2012. In comparison with the creation of the MDGs, the road towards the post-2015 goals is much more inclusive and participatory. The consultations are part of a longer trend, in which intergovernmental organizations seek to strengthen their legitimacy in the eyes of those affected by their decisions. The post-2015 consultations have turned the spotlight on the vibrant and disparate stakeholder landscape of global development governance. Yet, actual decision-making on the new set of goals remains state-centred. The main challenge for UN member states, as they negotiate the new goals, is to do justice to the diverse input obtained through the consultations. Civil society views on their degree of impact through <br/><br>
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  author       = {Bexell, Magdalena},
  editor       = {Tobias, Debiel},
  isbn         = {978-3-596-03287-7},
  keyword      = {Sustainable Development Goals,United Nations,legitimacy,Millennium Development Goals,civil society},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag},
  series       = {Global Trends. Prospects for World Society},
  title        = {The Post-2015 Consultations: Fig Leaf Policy or Test Bed for Innovation?},
  year         = {2015},
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