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Rethinking Private Authority : Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance.

Author/Creator:
Green, Jessica F.
Publication:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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1 online resource (217 pages)
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Subjects:
Environmental policy -- International cooperation.
Public-private sector cooperation.
Non-governmental organizations.
Environmental law, International.
Industrial management -- Environmental aspects.
Corporations -- Environmental aspects.
Business enterprises -- Environmental aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Rethinking Private Authority examines the role of non-state actors in global environmental politics, arguing that a fuller understanding of their role requires a new way of conceptualizing private authority. Jessica Green identifies two distinct forms of private authority--one in which states delegate authority to private actors, and another in which entrepreneurial actors generate their own rules, persuading others to adopt them. Drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence spanning a century of environmental rule making, Green shows how the delegation of authority to private actors has played a small but consistent role in multilateral environmental agreements over the past fifty years, largely in the area of treaty implementation. This contrasts with entrepreneurial authority, where most private environmental rules have been created in the past two decades. Green traces how this dynamic and fast-growing form of private authority is becoming increasingly common in areas ranging from organic food to green building practices to sustainable tourism. She persuasively argues that the configuration of state preferences and the existing institutional landscape are paramount to explaining why private authority emerges and assumes the form that it does. In-depth cases on climate change provide evidence for her arguments. Groundbreaking in scope, Rethinking Private Authority demonstrates that authority in world politics is diffused across multiple levels and diverse actors, and it offers a more complete picture of how private actors are helping to shape our response to today's most pressing environmental problems.
Contents:
Cover Page
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication Page
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Introduction
Chapter 1. A Theory of Private Authority
Chapter 2. Agents of the State: A Century of Delegation in International Environmental Law
Chapter 3. Governors of the Market: The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Authority
Chapter 4. Atmospheric Police: Delegated Authority in the Clean Development Mechanism
Chapter 5. Atmospheric Accountants: Entrepreneurial Authority and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Chapter 6. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Green, Jessica F. Rethinking Private Authority
ISBN:
9781400848669
9780691157580
OCLC:
863157875