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

Edited By: Karin Backstrand

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jun 2010 | #188088 | ISBN-13: 9781848449541
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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 increase 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 case studies on climate, forestry, water and food safety policies from the local to the global level.


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 Lovbrand 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 Lovbrand 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 Lovbrand Index

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