Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Books: Transboundary Risk Governance By Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla (1 Jun 2013)

Transboundary Risk Governance

By Rolf LidskogLinda SonerydYlva Uggla

Foreword by Alan Irwin

Published 1st June 2013 by Routledge – 176 pages
Governing environmental risk, particularly large-scale transboundary risks associated with climate change and pollution, is one of the most pressing problems facing society . This book focuses on a set of key questions relating to environmental regulation: How are activities regulated in a fragmented world - a world of nation states, regulators, domestic and international law and political contests - and one in which a range of actors, such as governments, corporations and NGOs act in order to influence regulations in specific policy areas? How are complex and trans-boundary environmental issues managed? What role does expert knowledge play in regulating this kind of issues? What give rules authority? In short, how do actors try to render an issue governable? Drawing on regulation theory, discourse theory and science and technology studies, and employing original research, the authors analyse the regulation of four kinds of complex and trans-boundary environmental issues: oil protection in the Baltic Sea, mobile phones and radiation protection, climate change adaptation and genetically modified crops. The outcomes include insights for policymakers, regulators and researchers into how dominant frames are constructed, legitimate actors are configured and authority is established. This in turn exposes the conditions for, and possibility of, developing regulation, making authoritative rules and shaping relevant knowledge in order to govern complex environmental risks.

Preface Foreword by Alan Irwin 
1. Regulating Risk in a Fragmented World
2. Making Rules and Shaping Knowledge
3. Mobile Telephony and Radiation Protection: Regulating Risk or Local Self-Governance
4. Oil Transports in the Baltic Sea: Environmental Protection and the Freedom of the High Seas
5. Climate Change Adaptation: Regulation under Formation
6. Regulating Coexistence: The Creation of New Discursive Sites for the Battle over GM Crops
7. Co-Producing Frames, Actors and Knowledges References

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