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Governing through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority
In recent years a startling policy innovation has emerged within global and domestic environmental governance: certification systems that promote socially responsible business practices by turning toExpand
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Legitimacy and the Privatization of Environmental Governance: How Non–State Market–Driven (NSMD) Governance Systems Gain Rule–Making Authority
In recent years, transnational and domestic nongovernmental organizations have created non–state market–driven (NSMD) governance systems whose purpose is to develop and implement environmentally andExpand
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Can non-state global governance be legitimate? An analytical framework
In the absence of effective national and intergovernmental regulation to ameliorate global environmental and social problems, “private” alternatives have proliferated, including self-regulation,Expand
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Confronting Sustainability: Forest Certification in Developing and Transitioning Countries
In the last quarter century a growing body of scientific research has revealed that the world’s forests are under stress. Data collected on biodiversity, species decline and deforestation revealExpand
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Complex global governance and domestic policies: four pathways of influence
Standard works on international environmental governance assume single-issue regimes with binding obligations designed to govern the behaviour of states. Yet many of the most pressing globalExpand
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Implementing REDD+: lessons from analysis of forest governance
The anticipated benefits and co-benefits of REDD+ generated considerable enthusiasm and momentum prior to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, and the lack of agreement of a global mechanism forExpand
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The Dependent Variable Problem in the Study of Policy Change: Understanding Policy Change as a Methodological Problem
Abstract The new orthodoxy in studies of policy dynamics is that policy change occurs through a homeostatic process. “Perturbations” occurring outside of an institutionalized policy subsystem, oftenExpand
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Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change
We characterize climate change as a super wicked problem comprising four key features: time is running out; those who cause the problem also seek to provide a solution; the central authority needed to address it is weak or non-existent; and, partly as a result, policy responses discount the future irrationally. Expand
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Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance
The United Nations conference in Rio de Janeiro in June is an important opportunity to improve the institutional framework for sustainable development. Science assessments indicate that humanExpand
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Global Environmental Forest Policies: An International Comparison
Acknowledgements. Part I: Setting the Scene. 1. Introduction. 2. Selection and Global Context of the Case Study Countries. Part II: Regional Analyses. 3. Canada and the United States. 4. WesternExpand
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