Governing through markets: forest certification and the emergence of non-state authority.

@inproceedings{Cashore2004GoverningTM,
  title={Governing through markets: forest certification and the emergence of non-state authority.},
  author={Benjamin William Cashore and Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom},
  year={2004}
}
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 to the market, rather than the state, for rule-making authority. This book documents five cases in which the Forest Stewardship Council, a forest certification programme backed by leading environmental groups, has competed with industry and landowner-sponsored certification systems for legitimacy. The… CONTINUE READING

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