Environmental Governance book published by IoE faculty
Magali Delmas, associate professor at the Institute of the Environment and Oran Young, professor at UC Santa Barbara just published an edited book,"Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives" at Cambridge University Press.
In the book, "Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives" the authors argue that the future of environmental policies lies in coordinated systems that engage actors located in the public sector, the private sector and civil society.
We live in an era of human-dominated ecosystems in which the demand for environmental governance is rising rapidly. At the same time, confidence in the capacity of governments to meet this demand is waning. How can we address the resultant governance deficit and achieve sustainable development? This book brings together perspectives from economics, management, and political science in order to identify innovative approaches to governance and bring them to bear on environmental issues. The authors’ analysis of important cases demonstrates how governance systems need to fit their specific setting and how effective policies can be developed without relying exclusively on government. They argue that the future of environmental policies lies in coordinated systems that simultaneously engage actors located in the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. Governance for the Environment draws attention to cutting-edge questions for practitioners and analysts interested in environmental governance.
Delmas' research focuses on the interaction between environmental policy and business strategy at the national and international level. She seeks to understand how environmental policies influence firms' strategies and performance and, in turn, how firms help shape environmental policy.
Published: Monday, August 03, 2009