Introduction: Agency in Earth System Governance

Michele M. Betsill, Tabitha M. Benney, Andrea K. Gerlak, Calum Brown, Sander Chan, Okechukwu Enechi, Ronald B. Mitchell, Ina Möller, James J. Patterson, Michelle Scobie, Sandra Van Der Hel, Oscar E. Widerberg

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Agency is one of five core analytical problems in the Earth System Governance (ESG) Project’s research framework, which offers a unique approach to the study of environmental governance. − Agency in Earth System Governance draws lessons from ESG–Agency research through a systematic review of 322 peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2008 and 2016 and contained in the ESG–Agency Harvesting Database.− ESG–Agency research draws on diverse disciplinary perspectives with distinct clusters of scholars rooted in the fields of global environmental politics, policy studies, and socio-ecological systems. − Collectively, the chapters in Agency in Earth System Governance provide an accessible synthesis of some of the field’s major questions and debates and a state-of-the-art understanding of how diverse actors engage with and exercise authority in environmental governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgency in Earth System Governance
EditorsMichele M. Betsill, Tabitha M. Benney, Andrea K. Gerlak
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781108688277
ISBN (Print)9781108484053, 9781108705875
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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