Governing through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority

Governing through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority

ISBN-10:
0300101090
ISBN-13:
9780300101096
Pub. Date:
09/28/2004
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Overview

Governing through Markets: Forest Certification and the Emergence of Non-State Authority

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 program backed by leading environmental groups, has competed with industry and landowner-sponsored certification systems for legitimacy.
The authors compare the politics behind forest certification in five countries. They reflect on why there are differences regionally, discuss the impact the Forest Stewardship Council has had on other certification programs, and assess the ability of private forest certification to address global forest deterioration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300101096
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................ix
Acknowledgments....................xii
List of Abbreviations....................xvii
I. The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance 1. The Emergence of Non-State Market-Driven Authority....................3
2. The Research Design: Toward an Analytical and Explanatory Framework....................31
II. North America 3. British Columbia, Canada....................59
4. The United States....................88
III. Europe 5. The United Kingdom....................129
6. Germany....................160
7. Sweden....................189
IV. Private Authority and Sustainability 8. Competing for Legitimacy....................219
Appendixes....................249
Notes....................263
Glossary of Terms....................286
References....................290
Index....................317

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