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Governing Climate Change

Governing Climate Change
Polycentricity in Action?

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Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Jonas Schoenefeld, Harro van Asselt, Johanna Forster, Fariborz Zelli, Joana Setzer, Michal Nachmany, Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Jeroen van der Heijden, Jan-Peter Voß, Fabian Schroth, Elin Lerum Boasson, Duncan Liefferink, Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel, Jale Tosun, Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Lisa Sanderink, Oscar Widerberg, Kenneth W. Abbott, Joseph E. Aldy, Katja Biedenkopf, Jørgen Wettestad, Steven Bernstein, Liliana B. Andonova, Paula Castro, Kathryn Chelminski, Jesse Reynolds, Robbert Biesbroek, Alexandra Lesnikowski, Chukwumerije Okereke, Karin Bäckstrand, Philip Schleifer
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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108418126
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  • Climate change governance is in a state of enormous flux. New and more dynamic forms of governing are appearing around the international climate regime centred on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They appear to be emerging spontaneously from the bottom up, producing a more dispersed pattern of governing, which Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom famously described as 'polycentric'. This book brings together contributions from some of the world's foremost experts to provide the first systematic test of the ability of polycentric thinking to explain and enhance societal attempts to govern climate change. It is ideal for researchers in public policy, international relations, environmental science, environmental management, politics, law and public administration. It will also be useful on advanced courses in climate policy and governance, and for practitioners seeking incisive summaries of developments in particular sub-areas and sectors. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

    • The first systematic application of polycentric theory in the area of climate change, offering a much more realistic appreciation of the potential and limits of polycentric governing
    • A novel attempt to comprehend climate governance as a single, evolving system, rather than a series of isolated parts
    • Draws together fresh insights provided by a diverse team of international experts on the most significant domains and processes of governing
    • The book, also published as Open Access, is linked to a massive open online course (MOOC) developed by the Open University of the Netherlands, providing a rich set of relevant learning materials for students and early career researchers
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    'Is polycentric governance an overrated hype or a promising new paradigm in our understanding of climate policy and law? The world-class scholarship in this book delivers an excellent critical assessment, markedly advances the state-of-the-art, and provides a systematic and inspiring basis for future research on multi-level climate governance and how to enhance efforts to combat climate change.' Sebastian Oberthür, The Institute for European Studies, Brussels

    'As we lose sight of alternatives, Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? is a major contribution to the critical debate in the social and environmental sciences on polycentric governance of climate change. How we govern climate change, and with what effect on the environment and its peoples, depends largely on how polycentric governance plays out. Jordan, Huitema, van Asselt and Forster have assembled an impressive and illuminating collection of essays systematically testing the ideas and theoretical claims spearheaded by Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom and since promulgated widely by social scientists and environmentalists. With a rich combination of disciplinary and methodological approaches and powerful synthesis, Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? breaks inspiring new ground in the vitally important project of governing climate change.' Tiffany H. Morrison, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

    'Polycentricity has become one of the most influential concepts in current academic debates on global climate governance. And yet, this concept's descriptive, explanatory and prescriptive value has remained unclear, underspecified, and contested for so long. Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action? now brings this important conceptual debate to a higher level. It offers twenty insightful contributions on polycentric climate governance by some of the most authoritative scholars in this field, all organized around a carefully crafted analytical framework. This superbly edited volume is an essential collection for both theorists and practitioners of modern global climate governance.' Frank Biermann, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

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    07th May 2018 by Rahamanrana

    Excellent work. I think this book will be helpful for climate change professional who works for climate justice and policy implications

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108418126
    • dimensions: 250 x 177 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Context:
    1. Governing climate change polycentrically: setting the scene Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Jonas Schoenefeld, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster
    Part II. Actors and Domains of Governance:
    2. International governance: polycentric governing by and beyond the UNFCCC Harro van Asselt and Fariborz Zelli
    3. National governance: the state's role in steering polycentric action Joana Setzer and Michal Nachmany
    4. Transnational governance: charting new directions post-Paris Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson
    5. City and subnational governance: high ambitions, innovative instruments and polycentric collaborations? Jeroen van der Heijden
    Part III. Polycentric Governance Processes:
    6. Experimentation: the politics of innovation and learning in polycentric governance Jan-Peter Voß and Fabian Schroth
    7. Entrepreneurship: a key driver of polycentric governance? Elin Lerum Boasson
    8. Leadership and pioneership: exploring their role in polycentric governance Duncan Liefferink and Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel
    9. Diffusion: an outcome of and an opportunity for polycentric activity? Jale Tosun
    10. Linkages: understanding their role in polycentric governance Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Lisa Sanderink and Oscar Widerberg
    11. Orchestration: strategic ordering in polycentric governance Kenneth W. Abbott
    12. Policy surveillance: its role in monitoring, reporting, evaluating and learning Joseph E. Aldy
    Part IV. Substantive Governance Challenges:
    13. Harnessing the market: trading in carbon allowances Katja Biedenkopf and Jørgen Wettestad
    14. Decarbonisation: the politics of transformation Steven Bernstein and Matthew Hoffmann
    15. Transferring technologies: the polycentric governance of clean energy technology Liliana B. Andonova, Paula Castro and Kathryn Chelminski
    16. Governing experimental responses: negative emissions technologies and solar climate engineering Jesse Reynolds
    17. Adaptation: the neglected dimension of polycentric climate governance? Robbert Biesbroek and Alexandra Lesnikowski
    18. Equity and justice in polycentric climate governance Chukwumerije Okereke
    19. Legitimacy and accountability in polycentric climate governance Karin Bäckstrand, Fariborz Zelli and Philip Schleifer
    Part V. Synthesis and Conclusions:
    20. Governing climate change: the promise and limits of polycentric governance Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster
    Index.

  • Editors

    Andrew Jordan, University of East Anglia
    Andrew Jordan is Professor of Environmental Policy at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia. He has published extensively on European Union (EU) and United Kingdom environmental policy and politics, and advised a number of international, EU and UK institutions. He is a co-chair of the Brexit & Environment network, funded by the ESRC's UK in a Changing Europe initiative. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

    Dave Huitema, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Dave Huitema is Professor of Environmental Policy at The Open University of the Netherlands, and at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He specialises in public policy and environmental governance, focusing on water and climate change specifically. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Global Environmental Change and Ecology and Society and has authored several books on environmental governance, including Climate Change Policy in the European Union (Cambridge, 2011).

    Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland and Stockholm Environment Institute
    Harro van Asselt is Professor of Climate Law and Policy at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). He is an Editor of Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law. He has published widely in journals such as Nature Climate Change, Global Policy, Global Governance, Law & Policy, Regulation & Governance, Climatic Change and Climate Policy. He is the author of The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance (2014).

    Johanna Forster, University of East Anglia
    Johanna Forster is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia and the Manager of the INOGOV network. She has published on a wide range of topics including climate change impacts and adaptation, environmental economics, and marine management and governance. Her publications include articles in Nature Climate Change, Climatic Change, Global Environmental Change, and Marine Policy.

    Contributors

    Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Jonas Schoenefeld, Harro van Asselt, Johanna Forster, Fariborz Zelli, Joana Setzer, Michal Nachmany, Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Jeroen van der Heijden, Jan-Peter Voß, Fabian Schroth, Elin Lerum Boasson, Duncan Liefferink, Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel, Jale Tosun, Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Lisa Sanderink, Oscar Widerberg, Kenneth W. Abbott, Joseph E. Aldy, Katja Biedenkopf, Jørgen Wettestad, Steven Bernstein, Liliana B. Andonova, Paula Castro, Kathryn Chelminski, Jesse Reynolds, Robbert Biesbroek, Alexandra Lesnikowski, Chukwumerije Okereke, Karin Bäckstrand, Philip Schleifer

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