Benjamin Cashore

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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 and socially responsible management practices. Eschewing traditional state authority, these systems and their supporters have turned to the market’s supply chain to(More)
Over the last decade, students of the welfare state have produced an impressive body of research on retrenchment, thedominant thrust ofwhich is that remarkably fewwelfare stateshave experienced fundamental shifts. This article questions this now-conventional wisdom by reconsidering the post-1970s trajectory of theAmericanwelfare state, long considered the(More)
S cience assessments indicate that human activities are moving several of Earth’s sub-systems outside the range of natural variability typical for the previous 500,000 years ( 1, 2). Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change ( 3). This requires(More)
The presentation in Chapter One of forest certification as an emerging form of global and domestic non-state market driven (NSMD) governance immediately presents a comparative policy analyst with important analytical and methodological decisions. We must first develop an analytical framework that permits us to uncover and classify the phenomenon we seek to(More)
In recent years, transnational and domestic non-governmental organizations have created private standard setting bodies whose purpose is to recognize officially companies and landowners practicing ‘sustainable forest management’. Eschewing traditional state processes and state authority, these certification programs have turned to the market to create(More)
In recent years, International Political Economy literature on “politics beyond state” has emphasized the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in broader policy processes, both national and international. In addition to their impact on states, NGOs influence the policies of non-state actors such as firms via public and private politics.(More)
*Acknowledgements: I thank Mat Paterson, Susan Park, Peter Haas, James Brassett and 3 anonymous reviewers for very useful comments and criticisms. Mark Purdon, Joanna Dafoe, Jayne Grigorovich, and Jonathan Sas provided valuable research and editorial assistance. The ISEAL case draws from collaborative research with Benjamin Cashore and Erin Hannah. Generous(More)
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