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Green Economy Governance: Transforming States and Markets through the Global Forest Carbon Trade in California and Chiapas

Abstract This dissertation explores the intersection of two major developments in global

environmental governance: the vision for a Green Economy and the growing influence of non-state actors. The work draws on multi-sited thick description to analyze how relationships between the state, market, and civil society are being reoriented towards global problems. Its focus is a non-binding agreement between California and Chiapas to create a market in carbon offsets credits for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD). The study draws on three bodies of scholarship. From the institutionalist study of global environmental politics, it uses the ideas of orchestration, civil regulation, and private entrepreneurial authority to ide... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Monfreda, Chad (Author) / Miller, Clark (Advisor) / Hurlbut, James (Committee member) / Abbott, Kenneth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental studies / Public policy / Sustainability / carbon markets / climate change / deforestation / global environmental governance / globalization / science and technology studies
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 370 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Science and Technology Policy 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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