Environmental Politics and Deliberative Democracy: Examining the Promise of New Modes of Governance

Environmental Politics and Deliberative Democracy: Examining the Promise of New Modes of Governance

By: Jamil Khan (editor), Karin Backstrand (editor), Annica Kronsell (editor)Hardback

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Can new modes of governance, such as public-private partnerships, stakeholder consultations and networks, promote effective environmental policy performance as well as increased deliberative and participatory quality? This book argues that in academic inquiry and policy practice there has been a deliberative turn, manifested in a revitalized interest in deliberative democracy coupled with calls for novel forms of public-private governance. By linking theory and practice, the contributors critically examine the legitimacy and effectiveness of new modes of governance, using a range of case studies on climate, forestry, water and food safety policies from local to global levels. Environmental Politics and Deliberative Democracy will appeal to scholars, both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as researchers of environmental politics, international relations, environmental studies and political science. It will also interest practitioners involved in the actual design and implementation of new governance modes in areas of sustainable development, food safety, forestry and climate change.

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Edited by Karin Backstrand, Professor, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Jamil Khan, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University, Annica Kronsell, Associate Professor in Political Science, Lund University and Eva Loevbrand, Associate Professor, Department of Thematic Studies: Environmental Change, Linkoeping University, Sweden


Contents: Preface PART I: THEORIZING THE PROMISE OF NEW MODES OF GOVERNANCE 1. The Promise of New Modes of Environmental Governance Karin Backstrand, Jamil Khan, Annica Kronsell and Eva Loevbrand 2. Rationalities and Forms of Governance: A Framework for Analysing the Legitimacy of New Modes of Governance Annica Kronsell and Karin Backstrand 3. The Deliberative Turn in Green Political Theory Eva Loevbrand and Jamil Khan PART II: GLOBAL AND SUPRANATIONAL GOVERNANCE 4. Weberian Climate Policy: Administrative Rationality Organized as a Market Johannes Stripple 5. The Legitimacy of Global Public-Private Partnerships on Climate and Sustainable Development Karin Backstrand 6. Stakeholder Participation in the EU Governance of GMO in the Food Chain Beatrice Bengtsson and Mikael Klintman 7. Participation under Administrative Rationality: Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive in Forestry Lovisa Hagberg PART III: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE 8. The Deliberative Turn in Swedish Sustainability Governance: Participation from Below or Governing from Above? Roger Hildingsson 9. Old and New Forms of Governance of Food Technologies in Mid-20th Century Sweden Gustav Holmberg 10. Regulatory Challenges and Forest Governance in Sweden Peter Schlyter and Ingrid Stjernquist 11. Local Climate Mitigation and Network Governance: Progressive Policy Innovation or Status Quo in Disguise? Jamil Khan PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 12. Environmental Politics after the Deliberative Turn Karin Backstrand, Jamil Khan, Annica Kronsell and Eva Loevbrand Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781848449541
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781848449541
  • ISBN10: 1848449542

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