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Quality and Legitimacy of Global Governance

Case Lessons from Forestry


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 1-24
  3. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 25-44
  4. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 45-74
  5. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 75-108
  6. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 141-174
  7. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 175-192
  8. Timothy Cadman
    Pages 193-205
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 206-273

About this book


As the international community struggles with major issues such as deforestation, it is increasingly turning to sustainable development and market-based mechanisms to tackle environmental problems. Focusing on forestry, this book investigates the legitimacy of global forums and evaluates the quality of global governance in the current era.


Deforestation forest forestry global governance Governance sustainable development United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sustainable BusinessUniversity of Southern QueenslandAustralia

About the authors

TIM CADMAN Sustainable Business Fellow in the School of Accounting, Economic and Finance of the Faculty of Business at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia. He is Research Fellow of the Earth Systems Governance network and a member of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development. He specialises in environmental-social governance, environmental politics and policy, climate change and sustainable forest management.

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'An innovative and outstanding piece of scholarship on forest policy, environmental politics, international relations and democracy. Written in a lively and engaging style, this study makes a major contribution to governance theory.' David Humphreys, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy, The Open University, UK

'Cadman's book is theoretically rich, highly innovative, empirically exhaustive and very well written. I urge anyone who wishes to gain a solid understanding of the key debates and empirical research to read this fine piece of work.' Ben Cashore, Professor of Environmental Governance and Political Science, Yale University, USA