Promoting legitimacy in technical standardization

In this article we examine the legitimacy of committee standardization as an alternative to pure market processes of technical standardization of information and communication technology (ICT). We argue that not only mandatory (regulative) but also voluntary (coordinative) standards require some kind of democratic legitimacy. While the question of how to achieve this legitimacy has become central to today’s changing world of standards, this situation is not adequately reflected in how the mounting legitimacy-deficit is treated


Tittel Promoting legitimacy in technical standardization
ForfatterR Werle
ForfatterEric James Iversen