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The new book “Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?” has just appeared at Cambridge University Press with contributions of (current and former) SENSE researchers Lisa Sanderink, Oscar Widerberg, Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan and Harro van Asselt (IVM-VU) and Robbert Biesbroek (WUR).
Edited by Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster, Cambridge University Press.
Climate change governance is in a state of enormous flux. New and more dynamic forms of governing are appearing around the international climate regime centred on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Some appear to be emerging spontaneously, producing a more dispersed pattern of governing, which Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom described as 'polycentric'.
This new 20-chapter book with Cambridge University Press brings together contributions from 40 of the world's foremost experts to provide the first systematic test of the ability of polycentric thinking to explain and enhance societal attempts to govern climate change. It provides
Expert contributions from:
Harriet Bulkeley, Michele Betsill, Thomas Hale, Matthew Hoffmann, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Jan-Peter Voß, Elin Lerum Boasson, Duncan Liefferink, Jale Tosun, Kenneth W. Abbott, Katja Biedenkopf, Jørgen Wettestad, Steven Bernstein and Liliana B. Andonova
The book is linked to a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by the Open University of the Netherlands, launching in May 2018.