Introduction: Agency in earth system governance

Betsill, Michele M. / Tabitha M. Benney / Andrea K. Gerlak / Calum Brown / Sander Chan / Okechukwu Enechi / Ronald B. Mitchell / Ina Möller / James J. Patterson / Michelle Scobie / Sandra van der Hel / Oscar E. Widerberg
External Publications (2020)

in: Michele M. Betsill / Tabitha M. Benney / Andrea K. Gerlak (eds.), Agency in earth system governance, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 3-24

ISBN: 978-1-10868-827-7

Agency is one of five core analytical problems in the Earth System Governance (ESG) Project’s research framework, which offers a unique approach to the study of environmental governance. − Agency in Earth System Governance draws lessons from ESG–Agency research through a systematic review of 322 peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2008 and 2016 and contained in the ESG–Agency Harvesting Database.− ESG–Agency research draws on diverse disciplinary perspectives with distinct clusters of scholars rooted in the fields of global environmental politics, policy studies, and socio-ecological systems. − Collectively, the chapters in Agency in Earth System Governance provide an accessible synthesis of some of the field’s major questions and debates and a state-of-the-art understanding of how diverse actors engage with and exercise authority in environmental governance.

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Chan, Sander

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