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Simulative governance: on the collaborative narrative of civil society participation in the CDM stakeholder framework
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8110-4538
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2016 (English)In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, Vol. 25, no 3, 434-453 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is often cited as an exemplar of new, hybrid forms of global environmental governance operating at the public–private interface. Practically, enacting this arrangement involves a wide range of non-state actors. This broad involvement is here assumed to mark a shift towards more polycentric and networked modes of governance in which agents collaborate as ‘stakeholders’ in the process of consensual rule-setting and implementation. Using post-political critique, the depoliticising effects of the stakeholder framework on civil society actors are interrogated, using formal and informal participation opportunities to raise concerns regarding specific CDM projects. The analysis suggests that the CDM’s collaborative narrative of stakeholding structurally fails to stimulate public (re)engagement and is, instead, a prime example of simulative governance that struggles to achieve the simultaneity of two incompatibilities: the participatory revolution and the post-political turn.

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Routledge, 2016. Vol. 25, no 3, 434-453 p.
Keyword [en]
CDM, global environmental governance, stakeholder, post-political, depoliticisation, civil society
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122301DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1102352ISI: 000371009000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122301DiVA: diva2:865513
Projects
Non-State Actors in the New Landscape of International Climate Cooperation
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2011-779Swedish Research Council, 21-2011-1862
Available from: 2015-10-28 Created: 2015-10-28 Last updated: 2016-04-07

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