This title tackles questions about the external dimension of EU experimentalist governance and its relationship to broader trends in transnational regulation through in-depth analysis of recent developments across a series of key policy domains by an interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars. The domains addressed include neighbourhood policy, food safety, GMOs, chemicals, forestry, competition, finance, data privacy, disability rights, crisis management, justice, and security.
To address global problems like climate change, transnational networks promote 'best practices' locally around the world. 'Grassroots Global Governance' explains the variations in their success levels and why implementing these 'global ideas' locally causes them to evolve at the international level.
This volume explores the way in which political organizations must confront situations of relatively high uncertainty and unpredictability with limited knowledge, and how turbulent times provide opportunities to investigate the sustainability of governance systems.
This text provides a comprehensive theory of global governance. It develops a new and systematic conceptual framework for thinking about the relationship between governance, authority, legitimacy, contestation and institutional change.
After the perceived failure of global approaches to tackling climate change, enthusiasm for local climate initiatives has blossomed world-wide, suggesting a more experimental approach to climate governance. Innovating Climate Governance: Moving Beyond Experiments looks critically at climate governance experimentation, focusing on how experimental outcomes become embedded in practices, rules and norms. Policy which encourages local action on climate change, rather than global burden-sharing, suggests a radically different approach to tackling climate issues. This book reflects on what climate governance experiments achieve, as well as what happens after and beyond these experiments. A bottom-up, polycentric approach is analyzed, exploring the outcomes of climate experiments and how they can have broader, transformative effects in society. Contributions offer a wide range of approaches and cover more than fifty empirical cases internationally, making this an ideal resource for academics and practitioners involved in studying, developing and evaluating climate governance.
Important policy problems rarely fit neatly within existing territorial boundaries. More difficult still, individual governments or government departments rarely enjoy the power, resources and governance structures required to respond effectively to policy challenges under their responsibility. These dilemmas impose the requirement to work with others from the public, private, non-governmental organisation (NGO) or community spheres, and across a range of administrative levels and sectors. But how? This book investigates the challenges—both conceptual and practical—of multi-level governance processes. It draws on a range of cases from Australian public policy, with comparisons to multi-level governance systems abroad, to understand factors behind the effective coordination and management of multi-level governance processes in different policy areas over the short and longer term. Issues such as accountability, politics and cultures of governance are investigated through policy areas including social, environmental and spatial planning policy. The authors of the volume are a range of academics and past public servants from different jurisdictions, which allows previously hidden stories and processes of multi-level governance in Australia across different periods of government to be revealed and analysed for the first time.
The term of governance and the way it has been used by European institutions have elicited much interest in the academic world. However, the notion and its uses have often been studied only in terms of intellectual development or network analysis. Such researches leave us in the dark on a key question. What meaning does this concept actually hold to the actors involved? To what degree do they have a shared definition of the term? Does "European governance" work as a self-fulfilling prophecy, structuring the space of the EU and the practices of its actors?
Wie kann man Forschungsprozesse und die Umsetzung von Forschungsergebnissen demokratisieren? Der von der Autorin eingeführte deliberative Governance-Ansatz zeigt, wie Forschung gemeinsam mit gesellschaftlich-relevanten Akteuren erfolgreich gestaltet werden kann.
In diesem Buch geht es um die Fähigkeit von Individuen, sich durch kommunikativen Austausch in Interaktionsnetzwerken ihre Handlungsmöglichkeiten und -grenzen im Hinblick auf kollektiv bindende Entscheidungen sinnhaft anzueignen und damit politisch handlungsfähig zu werden. Bezogen wird dies auf ein Konzept von Wissen, nach dem dessen Kernfunktion in der Auswahl, dem Sortieren und der Integration von Daten und Informationen besteht, wodurch diese mit spezifischer Relevanz versehen werden. Wissen ist in diesem Sinne immer verknüpft mit einem Prozess der Sinngebung und einer sich daraus ergebenden Herstellung von Handlungsfähigkeiten.
Wir beobachten eine zunehmende Internationalisierung des Bildungswesens. Welche Effekte haben Bildungsexporte? Wie lassen sich Interdependenzen zwischen Bildungspolitik und anderen Politikfeldern, z.B. mit der Sozial- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik, analysieren? Welche Determinanten und Dynamiken lassen sich im (inter-)nationalen Vergleich identifizieren?
"Over the past five decades, the European Union (EU) has developed into the most legally and politically authoritative regional organization in the world, wielding significant influence across a wide range of issue areas. European Union and Environmental Governance focuses on the growing global role of EU environmental and sustainable development policies in Europe and around the world. Written in a concise and accessible manner, this book introduces and examines the major European and global environmental issues, debates, and policies and provides a critical, evidence-based evaluation of the achievements and shortcomings to date in EU environmental and sustainability governance. Providing both an historical overview and a discussion of the major future legal, political and economic challenges to the realization of EU goals related to better environmental governance, the authors offer a comprehensive introduction to this key issue. This book will be useful reading for students of global environmental politics, comparative environmental politics and policy, international organizations, European politics, and environmental studies. "--