New Governance Arrangements at the Intersection of Climate Change and Forest Policy: Institutional, Political and Regulatory Dimensions

Public Administration Vol. 90, No. 1, 2012 (37–55)

19 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2012

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Chris Henschel

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jennifer Smith

Independent

Chris Tollefson

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law

Adam Wellstead

Michigan Technological University

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article investigates emerging governance arrangements at the intersection between forest management and climate policy. The authors deploy the symposium’s three dimensional framework to describe and evaluate developments within two distinct policy sectors (forestry/climate change adaptation and mitigation) at several levels of governance (bi-national, national, and sub-national) to explore the nature and operation of the emerging governance arrangements, and assessing and measuring change within these arrangements over time. Drawing on four contemporary case studies from the US and Canada, New Zealand, British Columbia and Alaska, the authors discern little evidence of a generalized, linear trend from ‘government to governance’. Instead, they conclude, across institutional, political and regulatory dimensions of governance, amore variegated and diverse picture emerges. Their analysis also lends support for the Trubek and Trubek (2007) hypothesis that emerging governance arrangements typically interact with extant ones through modalities of rivalry, complementarity and transformation.

Keywords: governance arrangements, climate policy, forest management

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Henschel, Chris and Smith, Jennifer and Tollefson, Chris and Wellstead, Adam, New Governance Arrangements at the Intersection of Climate Change and Forest Policy: Institutional, Political and Regulatory Dimensions (2012). Public Administration Vol. 90, No. 1, 2012 (37–55). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2173251

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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Chris Henschel

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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Jennifer Smith

Independent

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Chris Tollefson

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3B1
Canada

Adam Wellstead

Michigan Technological University ( email )

Department of Social Sciences
Houghton, MI 49931
United States

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