Tuesday, October 13, 2009


PUBLICATION: Discourses and Expertise in Environmental and Forest Governance

Universitätsverlag Goettingen, Germany, has recently released a book titled Environmental and Forest Governance: The Role of Discourses and Expertise.

The main argument of this volume is that the rise of new modes of governance in environmental and forest-related political practice highlights the influence of discourses between societal, economic and state actors as well as the influence of expertise as important sources of knowledge for political actors and their decisions. The interplay between discourses and expertise plays an important role within new modes of governance in forest-related as well as in environmental policy. But why is this the case and which are the core principles of this interplay? What is new in this interplay reflecting the currently increasing debate on governance?

Order or download the entire volume here.

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