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FOREST CERTIFICATION AS A GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY REGULATORY INSTITUTION

@inproceedings{Meidinger2003FORESTCA,
  title={FOREST CERTIFICATION AS A GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY REGULATORY INSTITUTION},
  author={Errol E. Meidinger},
  year={2003}
}
Forest certification is a process through which transnational networks of diverse actors set and enforce standards for the management of forests around the world. The central purpose of forest certification programs is to verify for interested outsiders that the management activities of certified enterprises are acceptable and appropriate. In doing so certification programs take on important public roles. First, they define what kind of behavior is acceptable and appropriate. They do this in… 

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