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Frank Biermann and Philipp Pattberg (eds): Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered

MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012
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The edited volume Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered presents an encompassing conceptual and empirical analysis of the global governance concept and explains current tendencies, which distinguish global governance from previous intergovernmental cooperation. The book, edited by Frank Biermann and Phillip Pattberg, provides a synthesis of key findings of the 10-year Global Governance project, led by Frank Biermann. Global Environmental Governance Reconsideredcritically discusses various definitions and aspects of governance as a theoretical concept. It argues that in the wake of an increasingly fragmented governance system, the agency of national governments is decreasing while non-state actors, transnational networks and alternative governance mechanisms are gaining influence. Whereas the findings are neither surprising nor novel for students of global governance, Frank Biermann and Philipp Pattberg provide a well-structured overview of the main theoretical concepts,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School for International DevelopmentUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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