Partnerships and the Privatisation of Environmental Governance: On Myths, Forces of Nature and Other Inevitabilities
AbstractSince the end of the Cold War, two parallel developments took place in global governance: fragmentation in social/environmental legislations across countries, and an increasing uniformity (or 'globalisation') of economic/financial legislations. In the liberal democratic context of global governance, both of these developments are embodied in partnerships for sustainable development. Studying these partnerships in the context of private environmental governance and tracing the origin of the concept in business and law, can reveal the implications of 'privatisation of governance' on sovereignty, authority, and global governance. Focusing on partnerships in the United Nations context, this paper examines the private environmental governance institutions in their historical economic context.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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Global environmental governance; partnerships for sustainable development; globalisation; international relations; corporations; discourses of privatisation; UNEP;
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