publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

the transnational regime complex for climate change

Abbott, Kenneth W;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
In climate change, as in other areas, recent years have produced a ‘Cambrian explosion’ of transnational institutions, standards, financing arrangements, and programs. As a result, climate governance has become complex, fragmented, and decentralized, operating without central coordination. Most studies of climate governance focus on inter­state institutions. In contrast, I map a different realm of climate change governance: the diverse array of transnational schemes. I analyze this emerging system in terms of two theoretical frame­works developed to describe, explain, and evaluate complex governance arrangements—regime complex theory and polycentric governance t...
free text keywords: Orchestration (computing), Economic system, Corporate governance, Climate governance, Multi-level governance, Project governance, Transnational governance, Economics, Climate change, Soft law, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
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