NEW GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOREST POLICY: INSTITUTIONAL, POLITICAL AND REGULATORY DIMENSIONS
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 90, Issue 1, pages 37–55, March 2012
How to Cite
DOELLE, M., HENSCHEL, C., SMITH, J., TOLLEFSON, C. and WELLSTEAD, A. (2012), NEW GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOREST POLICY: INSTITUTIONAL, POLITICAL AND REGULATORY DIMENSIONS. Public Administration, 90: 37–55. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.02006.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2012
- Date received 7 November 2010. Date accepted 23 June 2011..
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, a more 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.