Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

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Cambridge University Press, 5/3/2018
EAN 9781108418126, ISBN10: 1108418120

Hardcover, 440 pages, 24.9 x 17.8 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

Climate change governance is in a state of enormous flux. New and more dynamic forms of governing are appearing around the international climate regime centred on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They appear to be emerging spontaneously from the bottom up, producing a more dispersed pattern of governing, which Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom famously described as 'polycentric'. This book brings together contributions from some of the world's foremost experts to provide the first systematic test of the ability of polycentric thinking to explain and enhance societal attempts to govern climate change. It is ideal for researchers in public policy, international relations, environmental science, environmental management, politics, law and public administration. It will also be useful on advanced courses in climate policy and governance, and for practitioners seeking incisive summaries of developments in particular sub-areas and sectors. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Part I. Context
1. Governing climate change polycentrically
setting the scene Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Jonas Schoenefeld, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster
Part II. Actors and Domains of Governance
2. International governance
polycentric governing by and beyond the UNFCCC Harro van Asselt and Fariborz Zelli
3. National governance
the state's role in steering polycentric action Joana Setzer and Michal Nachmany
4. Transnational governance
charting new directions post-Paris Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson
5. City and subnational governance
high ambitions, innovative instruments and polycentric collaborations? Jeroen van der Heijden
Part III. Polycentric Governance Processes
6. Experimentation
the politics of innovation and learning in polycentric governance Jan-Peter Voß and Fabian Schroth
7. Entrepreneurship
a key driver of polycentric governance? Elin Lerum Boasson
8. Leadership and pioneership
exploring their role in polycentric governance Duncan Liefferink and Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel
9. Diffusion
an outcome of and an opportunity for polycentric activity? Jale Tosun
10. Linkages
understanding their role in polycentric governance Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Lisa Sanderink and Oscar Widerberg
11. Orchestration
strategic ordering in polycentric governance Kenneth W. Abbott
12. Policy surveillance
its role in monitoring, reporting, evaluating and learning Joseph E. Aldy
Part IV. Substantive Governance Challenges
13. Harnessing the market
trading in carbon allowances Katja Biedenkopf and Jørgen Wettestad
14. Decarbonisation
the politics of transformation Steven Bernstein and Matthew Hoffmann
15. Transferring technologies
the polycentric governance of clean energy technology Liliana B. Andonova, Paula Castro and Kathryn Chelminski
16. Governing experimental responses
negative emissions technologies and solar climate engineering Jesse Reynolds
17. Adaptation
the neglected dimension of polycentric climate governance? Robbert Biesbroek and Alexandra Lesnikowski
18. Equity and justice in polycentric climate governance Chukwumerije Okereke
19. Legitimacy and accountability in polycentric climate governance Karin Bäckstrand, Fariborz Zelli and Philip Schleifer
Part V. Synthesis and Conclusions
20. Governing climate change
the promise and limits of polycentric governance Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster