Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood. Contesting the New Modes of Governance

Cover: Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood

Cover: Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood

Thomas Risse, Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich – 2016

The contributors to this book critically examine the performance of new modes of governance in areas of limited statehood, drawing on a range of in-depth case studies on issues of climate change, biodiversity, and health. The Paris Agreement for Climate Change or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) rely on new modes of governance for implementation. New modes of governance such as market-based instruments, public-private partnerships or stakeholder participation initiatives have been praised for playing a pivotal role in effective and legitimate sustainability governance. Yet, do they also deliver in areas of limited statehood? States such as Malaysia or the Dominican Republic partly lack the ability to implement and enforce rules; their domestic sovereignty is limited. Exploring this perspective on governance, the authors demonstrate that areas of limited statehood are not ungoverned or ungovernable spaces. The book elaborates how and under what conditions new modes of governance emerge in areas of limited statehood, and examines their relative effectiveness.

Title
Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood. Contesting the New Modes of Governance
Author
Thomas Risse, Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Location
London
Date
2016-10
Appeared in
Governance and Limited Statehood Series
Language
eng
Type
Text

Contents

Introduction: Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood. Contesting New Modes of Governance
Esguerra, Alejandro (et al.)

“A Comment That Might Help Us to Move Along”: Brokers in Negotiation Systems
Esguerra, Alejandro

Let’s Bargain! Setting Standards of Sustainable Biofuels
Schleifer, Philip

Between Global and Local Governance: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund in China
Chan, Sander (et al.)

The State in Private Sustainability Governance: Contestation, Limited Statehood and Forest Certification in Russia
Malets, Olga

Governing Health and Safety in the Electronics Industry in Malaysia
Raj-Reichert, Gale

Remnants of Hierarchy: The Limits on New Modes of Biodiversity Governance in the Dominican Republic
Stevens, Casey

Bringing Climate Change Down to Earth: Climate Change Governance from the Bottom Up
Kropp, Cordula (et al.)

Conclusion